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Tech Talk
Understanding Decontamination
July 19, 2022

Florida International University (FIU) is conducting a series of D&D Tech Talks focusing on several D&D topics relevant to the DOE EM Complex. On July 19, 2022, FIU featured a Tech Talk from retired Idaho National Laboratory scientist Rick Demmer to discuss how to stop worrying and learn to love engineering.

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Rick Demmer, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Rick Demmer, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Rick Demmer is a retired scientist, project manager and distinguished scientist from the Idaho National Laboratory (39 years tenure at the INL). He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Washington State University in 1982 and a Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering at Lancaster University (U.K.) in 2016. Rick has worked as an analytical chemist, a radiochemist, and a supervisor of tank farm engineering services, holding positions of increasing responsibility in the (INL) Applied Technology Department. He was the principal investigator for INL's hot cell, spent fuel hydrochlorination research and for the decontamination methods testing and development. Rick has been awarded eight patents, 3 licenses and two R&D 100 awards, one in 2011 and one in 2020, for the best 100 inventions in the world. He currently consults with MARCOM, LLC as their Research Director. Rick serves on the ASTM Nuclear Engineering Committees and is a Fellow with the Waste Management Symposium.

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This event is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy

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