Brian B Anderson
Group Leader, Nuclear Security Advanced Technologies
Dr. Brian Anderson leads the Nuclear Security Advanced Technologies Group in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and holds a joint appointment as an associate professor at the UT Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. Dr. Anderson leads a team of scientists and engineers who conduct nuclear security-related materials and process research and development. He also serves as the manager of ORNL’s Ultra-trace Forensic Science Center. As Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI, he has managed numerous scientific programs for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and was awarded a 2014 ORNL Laboratory Directed Research and Development project probing the basic chemistry and physics of hydrated uranyl compounds. He has also developed advanced analytical methods for materials, including innovations in the use of high-resolution electron microscopy, optical spectroscopy and methods, and chemical sensors.
Prior to joining ORNL, Dr. Anderson held the positions of Senior Fellow Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory, Nonproliferation Technologies Section; and Principal Research Scientist at Cargill, Incorporated.He earned his doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Washington in 1996.