Reid Peterson | AIChE

Reid Peterson

Dr. Reid Peterson joined PNNL in 2004. He is the team leader for the Process Sensing and Separation team in the Radiochemical Processes Laboratory as part of the Nuclear Sciences Division. This team focuses primarily on separations and characterization of radiochemical processes of interest to sponsors at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management, the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In addition, Dr. Peterson serves as the program manager for the Waste Treatment Project Support Program. This program hosts all PNNL projects supporting the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, encompassing over 18 years of active research. Dr. Peterson has worked largely in the field of waste processing for treatment of high-level waste. He has an extensive background in managing large research programs and experience in taking projects from inception to pilot-scale proof of concept. Dr. Peterson leads research teams in the areas of separation processes for nuclear applications. His current focus areas include dissolution reaction, cesium removal technologies, and solid/liquid separation techniques. Dr. Peterson has more than 120 technical reports and 53 peer-reviewed publications. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.