Oregon State University

Gilfillan Lecture: Scientific discoveries from the alphabet soup of nuclear waste





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Published on May 23, 2019

NOTE: Lecture begins at 7:13 mark.

A pioneering chemist known for her work on materials for energy and environmental applications, Dr. May Nyman presented the 2019 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture,” on April 18. In her talk entitled Scientific Discoveries from the Alphabet Soup of Nuclear Waste," Nyman discussed the scientific discoveries that have emerged from her research on nuclear wastes, her fundamental contributions to actinide chemistry and her work training the next generation of actinide scientists. She shared her experiences on discovering new chemical processes and materials to clean up radioactive waste, degrade chemical warfare agents like nerve gas and support sustainable methods for nuclear fuel processing.


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