Speaker Bio

David Shuh


Dr. David Shuh is a scientist in the Heavy Element Chemistry Group of the Chemical Sciences Division at of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Shuh’s research focuses comprehensively on the science of the f-elements, in particular the actinide elements. He is a world-renowned expert in the development of large-scale synchrotron radiation instrumentation and techniques to explore the fundamental chemistry and physics of f-electron materials. His current interests focus on determining the electronic structure and coordination chemistry of f-electron and novel materials to understand their physical and chemical behavior. His interests, activities, and expertise also include nuclear forensics, nuclear non-proliferation, waste forms, and actinide environmental science. For more than 15 years, Dr. Shuh was the leader and then director of the Molecular Environmental Science (MES) soft X-ray beamline facility at the Advanced Light Source. Dr. Shuh has been a former director and leader of the Glenn T. Seaborg Center and the Heavy Element Chemistry Group at LBNL, respectively. He joined the Actinide Chemistry Group of the Chemical Sciences Division of LBNL in 1992 and has authored or co-authored more than 275 publications.