Biography: Beau received his B.S. in chemistry in 2002 from Southwest Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri in 2008. Throughout his career his research has focused on separation and purification of materials. Before INL, Beau worked at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory developing methods for fuels analysis as well as regulatory responsibilities. Prior to Knolls, Beau was a post-doc at Los Alamos National Laboratory with both the Inorganic, Isotope, Actinide Chemistry group as well as Materials Examination Technology group.