Brian W Ticknor

Research and Development Staff Chemist

Dr. Brian Ticknor is a Research and Development Staff at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  He earned a BS in Chemistry and History from Furman University in 2002, working under Professor Lon Knight Jr.  He earned his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Georgia in 2008 under the direction of Professor Michael A. Duncan.  After a post-doctoral appointment at the Air Force Research Laboratory, he became a staff member at the Savannah River National Laboratory working on high precision isotope ratio measurements using mass spectrometry.  He joined ORNL in 2013 and is a Staff R&D Chemist in the Chemical Isotopic and Mass Spectrometry Group, applying mass spectrometry to support the nuclear safeguards, non-proliferation, forensics, and isotope production missions.  Since 2017 he has been the US DOE Coordinator for the Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) program, which provides support to the IAEA for analysis of environmental and nuclear material samples.


2015 Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award, Department of Energy, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Technical Assessment Team (TAT) and Accident Investigation Board (AIB), Awarded Sept. 2016.
2018 Joule Award, DOE/NNSA Office of International Nuclear Safeguards, Transfer of Single Use Destructive Assay (SUDA) Coupon to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Nov. 2018.