Corey D. Pilgrim

Office: (208) 533-7756

Email: corey.pilgrim@inl.gov








2018-Present       Distinguished Postdoctoral Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory

2013-2018            Ph.D., Chemistry (Analytical),  University of California, Davis

2007-2013            Chemist in industry, GigOptix, Inc., Bothell, WA

2003-2007            B.S., Chemistry (ACS Certified), University of Washington, Seattle


My research interests are focused on the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to chemical problems, with a specific focus on the structure and dynamics of metal-ligand complexes that contain the actinide elements.

Recent Publicatons (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, 2495-2502.

  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.

  3. Ochoa, G.; Pilgrim, C. D.; Kerr, J. D.; Augustine, M. A.; Casey, W. H. Aqueous geochemistry at gigapascal pressures: NMR spectroscopy of fluoroborate solutions. Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. 2019, 244, 173-181.

  4. Haddad, A. Z.; Pilgrim, C. D.; Sawvel, A. M.; Hohman, J. N.; Gadgil, A. J. On the Conversion of Bauxite Ores to Highly Activated Alumina Media for Water Remediation. Adv. Sustainable Syst. 2019, 3 (7), 1900005.

  5. Pilgrim, C. D.; Casey, W. H.; Walton, J. H. High Pressure Aqueous Geochemical NMR. eMagRes, 2019, 8 (2), 127-136.




Elizabeth H. Parker-Quaife

Office: (208) 533-7803

             (208) 526-5391

Email: elizabeth.parker-quaife@inl.gov







2018-Present       Postdoctoral Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory

2013-2018            Eng.D., The University of Manchester

2009-2013            M.Chem., The University of Manchester


My primary research interest is the study of materials degradation in a variety of nuclear related environments, with a focus on understanding the effects of radiation induced corrosion processes, e.g. stainless steel and aluminium fuel cladding under reactor and long-term storage conditions. These studies have involved the design and deployment of a high temperature and pressure facility used in conjunction with a variety of ionizing radiation sources.