Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Idaho National Laboratory Opportunities:Nuclear Forensics and Ultratrace Analysis


Mr. Robert Hague


Idaho National Laboratory


Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Sjoden


The Idaho National Laboratory employs ~3300 personnel in areas of national importance including: industrial cyber security, wireless communications, electric grid reliability and security, nuclear nonproliferation, armor, explosive blast protection, nuclear fuel cycle R&D, light water reactor sustainability, advanced reactor R&D, space nuclear, hybrid energy systems, bio-fuels, synthetic fuels, clean energy and energy critical materials. The Ultratrace Analysis Laboratory builds instrumentation, provides ultratrace analysis services, provides nuclear forensics information, develops nuclear forensics tools and provides consultation to national authorities. The laboratory also supplies radioxenon gas standards to national and international laboratories monitoring the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.


Robert Hague joined the Idaho National laboratory in 1977. His expertise in the field of radiochemistry and the nuclear fuel cycle, have led to the development of nuclear forensics tools taking advantage of small samples. Bob and his laboratory teams are also involved in producing radioxenon standards used in monitoring the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Mr. Hague received his BGS, Chemistry, from the University in Idaho in 1989.