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Three questions with: Ames Laboratory cybersecurity manager and researcher Chris Strasburg

Chris Strasburg is a systems analyst at Ames Laboratory and a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Iowa State University. He started at Ames Laboratory in 1998 as an undergraduate, working in Ames Laboratory’s Information Systems group. In 2001, he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Iowa State University and joined Ames Laboratory full-time as a systems support specialist, and later was Ames Laboratory’s computer protection program manager for six years, a role he recently resumed. He earned a master’s degree in computer science in 2009, also from Iowa State University. Since 2012, Strasburg has been conducting security-related research.

Radioactive Waste Management Basis

The Ames Laboratory Radioactive Waste Management Basis is documented in accordance with DOE Order 435.1 Radioactive Waste Management and DOE Manual 435.1-1 Radioactive Waste Management Manual, which establish requirements for the management of radioactive waste at facilities operated by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors. The Environment, Safety, Health and Assurance (ESH&A) Office is responsible for all radioactive waste operations at the Ames Laboratory.

Elusive Oxygen Isotope Captured with Groundbreaking Sensitivity

Oxygen is one of the most ubiquitous elements in chemistry and materials science, yet one of the most elusive elements for spectroscopic investigation by solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SSNMR). Used to determine the structure of materials and chemicals on the atomic scale, SSNMR requires nuclei that have magnetic moments. Yet, less than four of every 10,000 oxygen nuclei are 17O, the only NMR-active isotope of oxygen.


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