Benjamin Manard, a research associate in ORNL’s Chemical Sciences Division, has been named to the editorial board of the journal Applied Spectroscopy Practica, serving as an associate editor. An international peer-reviewed, open-access journal, the publication’s topics include analytical chemistry instrumentation, methodologies, data processing, automation and process measurements.
Manard joined ORNL in 2018 after obtaining his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Clemson University, serving as a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, completing a Glenn T. Seaborg postdoctoral research fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory and working for LANL as a staff scientist. His work in ORNL’s Chemical and Isotopic Mass Spectrometry group focuses on analysis of nuclear materials. His primary efforts aim to improve trace element and isotopic analysis methodologies and sample introduction platforms in plasma-based spectroscopic and mass spectrometric techniques.
His recent honors include the Secretary of Energy Achievement Award in 2021 and being named to the 2022 “Top 40 Under 40 Power List” of The Analytical Scientist. – Dawn Levy