Peter Burns

Professor Peter Burns

Massman Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Director, ND Energy

Contact

Email

Phone

574-631-7852

Office

301A Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering

Areas of Interest

Peter Burns’ research focuses on the solid state and environmental chemistry of heavy metals, especially actinides including uranium, neptunium and plutonium.

Much of this research is applied to nuclear waste disposal and understanding the mobility of actinides and heavy metals in the environment. The structures, compositions, stabilities, and thermochemistry of uranium compounds are studied in relation to the evolution of a geological repository for nuclear waste, as well as natural uranium deposits.

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Education

Ph.D., University of Manitoba, 1994
M.S., Geology, University of Western Ontario, 1990
B.S., University of New Brunswick, 1988