Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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Bruce Biwer
Environmental Chemist/Team Lead
Modeling and Analytics Team
(630)252-5761
Degree
Ph.D., Chemistry, Princeton University, 1985.
Current Role
Analyzing the environmental fate and transport of chemical and radioactive materials and assessing associated impacts.
Capabilities
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.