Speaker Bio

Gregory P. Horne


Gregory P. Horne is a radiation chemistry staff scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and director of the INL Center for Radiation Chemistry Research, https://cr2.inl.gov/SitePages/Home.aspx. Prior to his position at INL, Dr. Horne completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies in chemistry at The University of Manchester in 2007 and 2015, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in experimental and computational radiation chemistry as part of the highly competitive Nuclear Fission Research Science and Technology (Nuclear FiRST) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), a center of excellence for inter-disciplinary advanced Ph.D. projects. During this period, Dr. Horne had the opportunity to perform plutonium and americium radiation chemistry experiments at the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) on Sellafield Site, and time-resolved electron pulse irradiation experiments at the Université Paris-Sud Laboratoire de Chimie Physique. Following his Ph.D., Dr. Horne moved to the United States and undertook a joint-appointment postdoctoral research fellowship position at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and the University of Notre Dame Radiation Research Laboratory (NDRL). This joint position afforded him visiting scientist status at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), allowing continuation of his pulse irradiation studies. Dr. Horne was then awarded a Russell L. Heath Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate position at INL in 2017, before being converted to permanent staff in 2018. More recently, Dr. Horne was awarded the INL Laboratory Director Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement. Throughout all of this, Dr. Horne’s research has focused on fundamental radiation chemistry challenges throughout the nuclear fuel cycle, specializing in used nuclear fuel recycling processes, molten salts, advanced oxidation processes, and the radiation-induced redox chemistry of the actinide series (uranium through californium).