Jacy K. Conrad

Office: (208) 533-7756

Email: jconrad@uoguelph.ca








2020-Present       Glenn T. Seaborg 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


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 ?, total publications: 3)

  1. ​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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.



Elizabeth H. Parker-Quaife (2018-2020)

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.

Recent Publicatons (h-index ?, total publications: 1)

  1. ​Parker-Quaife, E.H.; Verst, C.; Heathman, C.R.; Zalupski, P.Z.; Horne, G.P., Radiation-Induced Molecular Hydrogen Gas Generation in the Presence of Aluminum Alloy 1100. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2020, 177, 109117.