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Paula Hahn

Quality Assurance Manager

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Paula A. Hahn is a quality assurance manager for Idaho National Laboratory’s Ultratrace Analytical Laboratory. She analyzes samples using various instrumentation such as inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). She performs experiments in a glovebox at INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and performs general chemistry techniques in various laboratories. She is in charge of operating and maintaining instruments, performing reviews on data generated. She has created laboratory instructions for research activities at MFC. Her duties also include assembling and presenting experimental data using spreadsheets and power point presentations. She prepares reports for project managers in the National Homeland Security and Separations departments and briefs technicians and interns on working safely within the boundaries of established work control documents. She holds a master’s in physical chemistry from University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Iowa State University.


​M.S., Physical Chemistry - University of Missouri, Kansas City

B.S., Chemistry - Iowa State University


​STI Number: INL/CON-16-38652
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STI Title: Measurement of Iodine 129I/127I Isotopic Ratio and 127I Content of Standard Materials.
Authors: Matthew Watrous; Mary Adamic; Jacob Brookhart; John Olson; Mathew Snow; Darin Snyder; Paula Hahn
April 2016

Prabhat K.Tripathya,*, Laura A. Wurthb, Eric J. Dufekc, Toni Y. Gutknechtd, Natalie J. Gesea, Paula A. Hahnc, Steven M. Franka, Guy L. Fredricksona and J. Stephen Herringe
Aluminium Electroplating on Steel from a Fused Bromide Electrolyte
Surface and Coatings Technology, Elsevier, Volume 258, 15 November 2014, Pages 652-663


STI Number: INL/LTD-14-33811
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STI Title: JFCS CRADA Report CY2014 - Lanthanoid Reduction
Authors: B.R. Westphal; S.M. Frank; D.L. Wahlquist; D.A. Sell; P.A. Hahn
November 2014

STI Number: INL/LTD-14-32111
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STI Title: The investigation of beta-diketone metal complexes to increase the efficiency of the introduction of actinides into mass separator ion sources
Authors: Jana K. Pfeiffer; Leigh R. Martin Ph.D.; Jared J. Horkley; Paula A. Hahn; Martha R. Finck, Ph.D.; Kevin P. Carney, Ph.D.; Chris McGrath, Ph.D.
May 2014

B.R. Westphal, S.M. Frank, W.M. McCartin, D.G. Cummings, J.J. Giglio, T.P. O’Holleran, P.A. Hahn, T.S. Yoo, K.C. Marsden, K.J. Bateman, and M.N. Patterson, “Characterization of Irradiated Metal Waste from the Pyrometallurgical Treatment of Used EBR-II Fuel,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Springer, New York, NY, USA. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-013-2114-z (2013).

STI Number: INL/LTD-13-30797
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STI Title: Critical Gap, f. Fundamental Characteristics
Authors: Steve Frank; Paula Hahn
December 2013


STI Number: INL/JOU-13-30733
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STI Title: Microfluidic-Based Sample Chips for Radioactive Solutions
Authors: J. L. Tripp; J. D. Law; T. E. Smith; V. J. Rutledge; W. F. Bauer; R. D. Ball; P. A. Hahn
December 2013

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