Brenda A Smith

Brenda A Smith

Bio

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Nanophosphor Synthetic Chemist (Research Staff) December 2012 – present
• Develop highly luminescent phosphors emitting in the ultraviolet (UV) to short-wavelength infrared region that exhibit long after-glow decay rates and/or can be solar activated.
• Design novel UV and near-infrared powder-based scintillating materials as a wide-area assessment sensor for alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron radiation contamination.
• Material preparation experience in sol-gel and aerogel chemistry, combustion synthesis, spray pyrolysis, precipitation, hydrothermal, and solid-state techniques.
• DOE Radiological Worker II experience.
• Work has led to two public releases, one ORNL report, and 2 unclassified & 12 classified invention disclosures.
• Mentor undergraduate students (1 student in Fall 2014, 2 students in Spring 2015, 3 students in Summer 2015, 1 student in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016).
• Write scientific reports and research proposals.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Intelligence Community Post–doctoral Research Fellow March 2010 – Dec. 2012
• Developed metalized dielectric aerogel materials for a wide-array of applications.
• Designed photoluminescent and radioluminescent powder-based materials.
• Work resulted in one patent application.
• Gained instrumental experience.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND SECURITY CLEARANCE

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, with Specialization in Physical Inorganic Chemistry
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA Graduation Date: Dec. 2009

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (ACS certified)
Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA Graduation Date: May 2005

Department of Energy Radiological I and II Training 2013 – present

Department of Energy Q Security Clearance 2011 – present

Publications

Journals
• Glasgow, D. C.; Lewis, L. A.; Smith, B. A.; Moyers, R. L.; Thompson, C. V.; Montgomery, F. C. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Report 2015,i Pub ID: 44859.

• Hunter, S. C.; Smith, B. A.; Hoffmann, C. M.; Wang, X.; Chen, Y-S.; McIntyre, G. J.; Xue, Z. L. Inorganic Chemistry 2014, 53, 11552-62.

• Chen, P.; Dougan, B. A.; Zhang, X.; Y. D.; Wu, Y. D.; Xue, Z. L. Polyhedron 2013, 58, 30-38.

• Chen, S.; Dougan, B. A.; Chen X.; Xue, Z. L. Organometallics 2012, 31, 3443.

• Dougan, B. A.; Xue, Z. L. Sci. China Chem. 2011, 54, 1903.

• Chen, S.; Li, J.; Dougan, B.; Steren, C.; Wang, X.; Chen, X.; Lin, Z.; Xue, Z. Chemical Communications 2011, 47, 8685.

• Sun, J. F.; Chen, F.; Dougan, B. A.; Xu, H. J.; Cheng, Y.; Li, Y. Z.; Chen, X. T.; Xue, Z. L. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2009, 694, 2096.

• Dougan, B. A.; Xue, Z. L. Organometallics 2009, 28, 1295.

• Dougan, B. A.; Xue, Z. L. Sci. China Chem. 2009, 52, 2083.

• Fry, F. H.; Dougan, B. A.; McCann, N.; Willis, A. C.; Ziegler, C. J.; Brasch, N. E. Inorganica Chimica Acta 2008, 361, 2321.

• Xu, H. J.; Cheng, Y.; Sun, J. F.; Dougan, B. A.; Li, Y. Z.; Chen, X. T.; Xue, Z. L. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2008, 693, 3851.

• Mukherjee, R.; Dougan, B. A.; Fry, F. H.; Bunge, S. D.; Ziegler, C. J.; Brasch, N. E. Inorganic Chemistry 2007, 46, 1575.

• Fry, F. H.; Dougan, B. A.; McCann, N.; Ziegler, C. J.; Brasch, N. E. Inorganic Chemistry 2005, 44, 5197.

Public Releases
• Glasgow, D. C.; Lewis, L. A.; Smith, B. A.; Moyers, R. L.; Thompson, C. V.; Montgomery, F. C. “New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots.” DOE public release. 2013. http://energy.gov/em/articles/new-em-technology-spray-lights-contaminati....

• Glasgow, D. C.; Lewis, L. A.; Smith, B. A.; Moyers, R. L.; Thompson, C. V. “Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scintillator Can Detect 35 Microcurie Beta Emissions in Daylight at 15 Feet.” DTRA public release. 2014.

http://www.dtra.mil/Research/BasicandAppliedScienceDepartment/SciencetoS...

Book Chapter
• Abbott, J. K. C; Dougan, B. A.; Xue, Z. L. Synthesis of Organometallic Compounds, Modern Inorganic Synthetic Chemistry, 1st ed.; Elsevier, 2011; pp. 269-293.

Patents

Patent Application and Invention Disclosures
• Lewis, L. A.; Smith, B. A.; Connatser, R. M.; Lewis, S. A. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA). Compositions and methods of use for detection and imaging of prints by surface-enhanced spectroscopic techniques. U.S. Serial No. 13/602,758. ORNL Reference: 2473.
• Hun, D.; Smith, B. A.; Lewis, L. A. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA). Fluorescent Air Leakage Detection System for Building Enclosures. ID: 201603626, DOE S-138,265.
• Smith, B. A.; Plymill, A. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA). Development of Magnetic-Luminescent Fe3O4@ La1-xPO4: x Ln Nanocomposites. ID: 201503564, DOE S-138,200.
• 12 classified invention disclosures submitted on the development and application of 11 novel infrared scintillating materials including three of which that have tunable wavelengths by adjusting the core matrix host composition.

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