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2014-Present       Research Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory
2013-2014            Postdoctoral Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory
2011-2013            Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona
2003-2011            Ph.D., University of Arizona
1999-2003            B.S., Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College


My research interests focus primarily on the development and implementation of a range of analytical techniques to study the radiolytic degradation of ligands and solvents used in nuclear fuel cycle applications, facilitating quantitative product identification and formation/decomposition mechanisms.

Recent Publications

  1. 'Horne, G. P.; Kiddle, J. J.; Zarzana, C. A.; Rae, C.; Peller, J. R.; Cook, A. R.; Mezyk, S. P.; Mincher, B. J. 31P NMR Study of the Activated Radioprotection Mechanism of Octylphenyl-N,N-diisobutylcarbamoylmethyl Phosphine Oxide (CMPO) and Analogues. Dalton Transactions, 2019, 48, 11547-11555.

  2. Wilden, A.; Mincher, B. J.; Mezyk, S. P.; Twight, L.; Rosciolo-Johnson, K. M.; Zarzana, C. A.; Case, M. E.; Hupert, M.; Stärk, A.; Modolo, G. Radiolytic and Hydrolytic Degradation of the Hydrophilic Diglycolamides. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. 2018, 1-13.

  3. Zarzana, C. A.; Groenewold, G. S.; Benson, M. T.; Delmore, J. E.; Tsuda, T.; Hagiwara, R. Production of Gas-Phase Uranium Fluoroanions Via Solubilization of Uranium Oxides in the [1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium]+[F(HF)2.3]− Ionic Liquid. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2018.

  4. Drader, J.; Saint-Louis, G.; Muller, J. .; Charbonnel, M.-C.; Guilbaud, P.; Berthon, L.; Roscioli-Johnson, K. M.; Zarzana, C. A.; Rae, C.; Groenewold, G. S.; et al. Radiation Chemistry of the Branched-Chain Monoamide Di-2-Ethylhexyl-Isobutyramide. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, 2017, 35 (7), 480-495.

  5. Groenewold, G. S.; Johnson, K. M.; Fox, S. C.; Rae, C.; Zarzana, C. A.; Kersten, B. R.; Rowe, S. M.; Westover, T. L.; Gresham, G. L.; Emerson, R. M.; Hoover, A. N. Pyrolysis Two-Dimensional GC-MS of Miscanthus Biomass: Quantitative Measurement Using an Internal Standard Method. Energy and Fuels, 2017, 31 (2), 1620–1630.