Ben Manard

Benjamin T Manard

Research Associate - Analytical Chemist

Benjamin T. Manard earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at Clemson University (2014), during this time he had an appointment as a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for six months. Benjamin then completed a Glenn T. Seaborg postdoctoral research fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM. After his fellowship, Benjamin was converted to a Staff Scientist position at LANL in the same group (Chemistry-Actinide Analytical Chemistry). Upon arriving at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2018), Benjamin has 10+ years experience with elemental and isotopic analysis of nuclear materials.  His primary research efforts are directed toward improvements in elemental/isotopic methodologies including innovative sample introduction schemes (e.g., laser ablation, single particle, and microextraction) as well as novel detection strategies (e.g., collision/reaction cell).



2023 - Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy Emerging Investigator Lectureship Award

2022 - The Analytical Scientist Power List: Top 40 Under 40 - “Analytical science’s rising stars”

2022 - Department of Energy Secretary’s Honor Award - “DOE’s highest form of employee recognition for excellence and achievements”

2017 - Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy Featured Young Analytical Scientist 

2015  - Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                              


2004-2009 B.S. Chemistry, Georgia Southern University

2009-2014 Ph.D. Chemistry, Clemson University

2014-2016 Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow – Los Alamos National Laboratory

2016-2018 Scientist – Los Alamos National Laboratory

2018-Present Scientist – Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Society for Applied Spectroscopy:
Member 2011-Present
Executive Committee, Parliamentarian; 2015-2020
Lester Strock Award Committee; 2017, 2018
Nomination Committee; 2018-2020
Constitution and Bylaws Committee; 2019-2021
Atomic Spectroscopy Student Award Co-Chair; 2019-Present

Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Studies (FACSS):
Atomic Spectroscopy Co-Chair; 2019-Present