Dr. Brian Anderson joined ORNL in 2010 and is currently the director of the Enrichment Science Research and Engineering Division in the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate. From 2013-2019, he led the Nuclear Security Advanced Technologies Group in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division and also holds a joint appointment as an associate professor at the UT Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
Dr. Anderson established ORNL’s Ultra-trace Forensic Science Center in 2011 and transferred responsibility for managing the Center in 2019. 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.
Trademarks and Patents
Method for Determining Cellular Response to Stimuli, (2007), Brian B. Anderson, John T. McDonald, Sean Smith, Allen Muroski, Var St. Jeor, U.S Patent Number 7,279,338
Processes for Evaluating Agricultural and/or Food Materials; Applications; and Products, 2003, (2004), John T. McDonald, Brian B. Anderson, R. Gene Kaercher and Sean A. Smith, Patent/Publication number: WO 02084262 A2, EP 1381849 A2
Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy Sensor and Methods for Using Same, (2002), B.B. Anderson and S.E. Nave, U.S. Patent Number 6,466,323 (patent licensed for commercial development)
Analytical Sensor Using Grating Light Reflection Spectroscopy, (1997), B.B. Anderson, A. M. Brodsky, and L. W. Burgess, U. S. Patent Number 5,610,708
Analytical Sensor Using Grating Light Reflection Spectroscopy, (1996), B.B. Anderson, A. M. Brodsky, and L. W. Burgess, U. S. Patent Number 5,502,560