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Keri Campbell

Phone (505) 667-5492


  • Chemical Science
  • Radiochemistry
  • Actinide chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Advanced oxide fuels
  • Recycle spent nuclear fuels
  • Actinide characterization
  • Nuclear forensics



Ph.D., Radiochemistry, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2015

B.S., General Chemistry, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2009



LANL Positions

Post Doctoral Researcher, Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering, Chemistry Division (C-CDE), 2015 - present



Seaborg Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Program, 2015 - 2017

1st place poster presentation at GLOBAL 2013



Keri Campbell, Elizabeth Judge, James II Barefield, James Colgan, David Kilcrease, Samuel Clegg, “Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of simulated used nuclear fuel - main oxide phase,” Submitted Spectrochimica Acta Part B for review manuscript ID: SAB_2016_152.

Sherry Faye, Jason Richards, Athena Gallardo, Keri Campbell, Ralf Sudowe, “Development of a standardized sequential extraction protocol for simultaneous extraction of multiple actinide elements,” Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry. Submitted for review manuscript ID: JRNC-D-16-00831.

Keri Campbell, Aaron Unger, William Kerlin, Thomas Hartmann, Julie Bertoia, Elizabeth Judge, Matthew Dirmyer, Ken Czerwinski, “Limiting spectroscopic interferences of 239Pu and 237Np in a UO2 matrix using LA-ICP-MS” Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry, 2016, 310 (2), 533-540.

James Barefield II, Elizabeth Judge, Keri Campbell, James Colgan, David Kilcrease, Heather Johns, Roger Wiens, Rhonda McInroy, Ronald Martinez, Samuel Clegg, “Analysis of geological materials containing uranium using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 2016, 120, 1-8.

James Colgan, James Barefield II, Elizabeth Judge, Keri Campbell, Heather Johns, David Kilcrease, Rhonda McInroy, Samuel Clegg, “Experimental and theoretical studies of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy emission from iron oxide: Studies of atmospheric effects,” Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 2016, 122, 85-92.

Elizabeth Judge, James Colgan, Keri Campbell, James Barefield II, Heather Johns, David Kilcrease, Samuel Clegg, “Theoretical and experimental investigation of matrix effects observed in emission spectra of binary mixtures of sodium and copper and magnesium and copper pressed powders,” Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 2016, 122, 142-148.

Patricia Paviet-Hartmann, Catherine Riddle, Keri Campbell, Edward Mausolf, “Overview of reductants utilized in nuclear fuel reprocessing​/recycling,” International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 2013, 1, 79-86. 

Patricia Paviet-Hartmann, Amber Wright, Edward Mausolf, Keri Campbell, Frederic Poineau, “Application of formohydroxamic acid in nuclear processing: synthesis and complexation with technetium-​99,” International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, 18th, Xi'an, China, 2011, 1, 387-391.