​​​Jacy K. Conrad

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Biography

2020-Present       Russell L. Heath Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate, Idaho National Laboratory

2015-2020            Ph.D., Co-op Option, Physical Chemistry, University of Guelph, ON, CA

2015                      Certificate in Computing Sciences, Dalhousie University, NS​, CA

2011-2015            B.Sc., Combined Honours in Chemistry and Physics, Dalhousie University, NS, CA

Research

My research interests are in understanidng how radiolytic processes dictate the reactivity, solubility, and the extent of complexation of metal ions in solution. These properties are integral for the performance of a number of processes throughout a nuclear fuel cycle, e.g., corrosion of nuclear reactor materials, extent of extraction in used nuclear fuel reprocessing systems, and partitioning of materials in nuclear waste storage.

Recent Publicatons (h-index 2​, total publications: 5)

  1. ​Fandiño, O.; Cox, J. S. ; McGregor, C., Conrad, J.; Liao, K.  &. Tremaine, P. R., Carbon Dioxide Contamination of Aqueous Morpholine Solutions and Effects on Secondary Coolant Chemistry Under CANDU Conditions. Nuclear Technology, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/00295450.2020.1862471.​

  2. Conrad, J.; Tremaine, P.R., Third dissociation constant of phosphoric acid in H2O and D2O from 75 to 300 oC at p = 20.4 MPa using Raman spectroscopy and a titanium-sapphire flow cell. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2021. DOI: 10.1039/D06266A.

  3. Conrad, J.; Sasidharanpillai, S.; Tremaine, P.R., Second Dissociation Constant of Carbonic Acid in H2O and D2O from 150 to 325 °C at p = 21 MPa Using Raman Spectroscopy and a Sapphire-Windowed Flow Cell. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2020, 124 (13), 2600.

  4. White, M.A.; Conrad, J.; Chen, R.; Romao, C.P.; de Farias Pereira, A.; Hill, I.G., Applications of ice-templated ceramics. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 201815(5), 1075.

  5. White, M.A.; Conrad, J.; Ellis, S.N.; Chen, R., Investigations of ice-structuring agents in ice-templated ceramics. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2017100 (11), 5066.​