Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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Bruce Biwer
Environmental Chemist/Team Lead
Modeling and Analytics Team
Ph.D., Chemistry, Princeton University, 1985.
Current Role
Analyzing the environmental fate and transport of chemical and radioactive materials and assessing associated impacts.
Transportation risk analysis; risk assessment of radiological material releases; visualization of risk analysis results and implications; computer program conception and development.
Career Highlights
  • Risk assessment code developer/manager: Project lead for DOE’s RISKIND radiological transportation risk computer code and for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) MILDOS-AREA uranium licensing support code; member of the RESRAD-OFFSITE (DOE-NRC radioactive contamination risk code) development team.
  • Transportation risk: Co-author of DOE handbook on transportation risk; radiological transportation risk analyses for DOE and NRC; reviewer for programs involving decontamination waste and spent nuclear fuel.
  • Radioactive material risk management: Remedial technology evaluation for contaminated sites; routine operations, accident, and terrorism release scenario evaluations; management of risks from use, storage, and disposal of radioactive waste.
  • Project leader or deputy: Projects involving uranium milling, mining, and enrichment; mixed-oxide nuclear fuel, and offshore alternative energy development.