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February Joint with ANS meeting - Julie Ezold, Heavy Actinides at ORNL

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:00pm-8:30pm EST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Kaara Anderson
Rothchild Catering and Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
United States

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 

Location: Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37923 

5:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting (All members welcome) 

5:30 pm Social/Networking

6:00 pm Dinner - $25 or $28.16 for attendees and free for students (Pay by cash or check onsite, or in advance using Eventbrite) There is no charge for the program or PDH Certificate

7:00 pm Program – Ms. Julie Ezold, ORNL

For over 50 years, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) unique research facilities and staff have provided the research community with heavy actinides through Fm-257. These facilities, the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center and the High Flux Isotope Reactor, are truly one-of-a-kind for the production of heavy actinides. All aspects for the production will be addressed: fabrication of curium targets, irradiation, radiochemical separations and purification processing as well as current research into new production and separations techniques.



Ms. Ezold has over 25 years of experience in the nuclear sciences and is currently the Californium-252 Program Manager; a multi-million-dollar enterprise. She is responsible for the technical aspects as well as the program management activities of each curium target campaign. Typical campaign activities include target fabrication, target approval for insertion into the High Flux Isotope Reactor, chemical processing of irradiated targets, and final source fabrication. Campaign products include, but are not limited to Californium252, Berkelium-249, Einsteinium-253, and other trans-curium products. These trans-curium products have recently been used in the discovery of a new element, Element 117, aptly named Tennessine. In addition to her responsibilities as the Californium Program Manager, Ms. Ezold is responsible for planning and

overseeing nuclear material processing R&D work safely and effectively for other nuclear isotopes such as: Nickel-63, Selenium-75, and Neptunium-237.

Ms. Ezold actively supports nuclear science educational activities through the Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate’s Educational Outreach Committee, K-2 Science Club, Mentor Program, and others.

Ms. Ezold holds a BS, Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1990) and a Masters, Nuclear Engineering, from North Carolina State University (1992). Her master’s research was conducted at the High Flux Isotope Reactor at ORNL.

Preferred Registration and Payment Option 

Please make your reservations by Noon Monday February 10th

You are encouraged to use Eventbrite to register for our monthly section meetings. We would like to have a meeting room big enough to seat everyone. Eventbrite is easy to use and requires no subscription or installation of software. You can select the type of participation you are planning, such as presentation only, presentation with meal, and a student with a presentation and free meal. In addition, the application allows attendees to pay by credit card. If you use the electronic payment option, the cost for the meal at the meeting will be $28.16. If you elect not to use the electronic payment option, you may pay $25 for the meal at the door by cash or check. The link to register for the February meeting is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heavy-actinide-production-program-at-oak-ri...

Options for registration are: • Presentation Only FREE • Presentation and Meal (Student) FREE • Presentation and Meal ($25 at door) $25 • Presentation and Meal ($25 + $3.16 online processing) $28.16 If you have any questions or suggestions on the use of Eventbrite, please contact Kyle Mack at (423) 747-7947 or kylematthewmack@gmail.com.