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Robert Hoover

Research Scientist

Research Areas:
Nuclear; Nuclear Fuels; Electrochemical engineering



​Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Idaho, 2014

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • American Nuclear Society

  • The Electrochemical Society

  • R.O. Hoover, D. Yoon, and S. Phongikaroon, "Effects of Temperature, Concentration, and Uranium Chloride Mixture on Zirconium Electrochemical Studies in LiCl-KCl Eutectic Salt," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 476, 179-187 (2016).
  • P.L. Lafreniere, D.S. Rappleye, R.O. Hoover, M.F. Simpson, and E.D. Blandford, "Demonstration of Signature-Based Safeguards for Pyroprocessing as Applied to Electrorefining and the Ingot Casting Process," Nuclear Technology, 189, 173-185 (2015).
  • R.O. Hoover, M.R. Shaltry, S. Martin, K. Sridharan, and S. Phongikaroon, "Electrochemical Studies and Analysis of 1-10 wt% UCl3 Concentrations in Molten LiCl-KCl Eutectic," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 452, 389-396 (2014).
  • S. Choi, J. Park, R.O. Hoover, S. Phongikaroon, M.F. Simpson, K.R. Kim, and I.S. Hwang, "Uncertainty Studies of Real Anode Surface Area in Computational Analysis for Molten Salt Electrorefining," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 416, 318-326 (2011).
  • R.O. Hoover, S. Phongikaroon, M.F. Simpson, T.S. Yoo, and S.X. Li, "Computational Model of the Mark-IV Electrorefiner: Two-Dimensional Potential and Current Distributions," Nuclear Technology, 173(2), 176-182 (2011).
  • 2017 Distinguished Under 40 – Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce

  • 1st Place Chemical Separations Category - 2012 Fuel Cycle Innovations in Research, U.S. DOE

  • 2010 Outstanding Graduate Student - University of Idaho College of Engineering

Research Interests:

​Pyroprocessing, focused on the electrorefining process

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