Research Areas: Analytical Chemistry
Biography: Jeff Berg joined Argonne National Laboratory-West (now Materials and Fuels Complex) Analytical Laboratory in 1986 as a staff chemist. Previously, he served 12 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy as a submarine warfare officer and qualified engineer. He is a subject matter expert in several areas, including fuels and sample dissolutions, actinide wet chemical separation methods, operation of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen analyzers, sodium chemistry, and several gloveboxes. Berg was group lead for the MFC Analytical Laboratory Special Projects Group, which involved development and implementation of chemical methods to support various nuclear and scientific programs. He has been lead chemist for various programs, including Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Evaluation program, Measurement of Actinide Neutronic Transformation Rates by Accelerator mass spectroscopy program, preparation of targets for Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System measurement, New Brunswick Laboratory U/Pu metal and oxide measurement program, wet chemical methods for the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory project, and the Sandia National Laboratory sodium treatment project. Berg has extensive experience in chemistry methods and applications in shielded facilities, gloveboxes, and benchtop environs.
B.S., chemistry with honors, U.S. Naval Academy, 1977
M.S., chemistry, University of Idaho, 2004
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in analytical and radiochemistry with major emphasis in the areas of wet chemistry, actinide chemistry, and project related work.