2019-Present      Research Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory
2018-2019           Glenn T. Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate, Idaho National Laboratory
2013-2018           Ph.D., The University of California-Davis
2003-2017           B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Washington


Solution and Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, Complexation Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Actinide Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry, High-Pressure Spectroscopy, Aluminum Chemistry, Material Characterization.​

Recent Publications (h-index 5, total publications 15)

  1. Dembowski, M.; Pilgrim, C.D.; Hickam, S.; Spano, T.; Hamlin, D.; Oliver, A.G.; Casey, W.H.; Burns, P.C., Dynamics of Cation-Induced Conformational Changes in Nanometer-Sized Uranyl Peroxide Clusters. Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 2495.

  2. Horne, G.P.; Zarzana, C.A.; Daubaras, D.L.; Pilgrim, C.D.; Rae, C.; Faulkner, R.F.; Kiddle, J.J.; Mezyk, S.P., Probing activated radioprotection of simple hydrophilic phosphonic acids in aqueous solutions. Radiat. Phys. Chem., 2020, 170, 108636. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108636.

  3. Pilgrim, C.D.; Colla, C.A.; Ochoa, G.; Walton, J.H.; Casey, W.H., 29Si NMR of Aqueous Silicate Complexes at Gigapascal Pressures. CommsChem., 2018, 1, 67. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-018-0066-3.

  4. Pilgrim, C.D.; Mason, H.E.; Zavarin, M.; Casey, W.H., Rates of Ligand Exchange around the Bis‐Oxalato Complex [NpO2(C2O4)2]3− Measured by Using Multinuclear NMR Spectroscopy under Neutral to Semi‐Alkaline Conditions. ChemPlusChem., 2018, 83 (7), 590. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201800025.

  5. Pilgrim, C.D.; Callahan, J.R.; Colla, C.A.; Ohlin, C.A.; Mason, H.E.; Casey, W.H., 27Al MQMAS of the δ-Al13-Keggin. Dalton Trans., 2017, 46 (7), 2249. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6DT04263E.