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Amanda Johnsen

Research Associate

Department(s):

  • Breazeale Nuclear Reactor
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

101 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor Building

ajohnsen@psu.edu

814-865-6351

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Education

  • BS, Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
  • Ph D, Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Publications

Conference Proceeding

  • Amanda Melia Johnsen and Kenan Unlu, 2013, "Curriculum Development for the Chemistry of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle at the Pennsylvania State University", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
  • S A Bryan, T G Levitskaia, A M Lines, J M Billing, A J Casella, Amanda Melia Johnsen, J M Peterson and E M Thomas, 2009, "On-line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Plants", Proceedings of the 2nd Japan-IAEA Workshop on Advanced Safeguards Technology for the Future Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki, Japan, November 10–13, 2009.
  • S A Bryan, T G Levitskaia, A J Casella, Amanda Melia Johnsen and J M Peterson, 2009, "On-Line Moni- toring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Plant", Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management: 50th Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, July 12–16, 2009.

Journal Article

  • Amanda M Johnsen, Brenden J. Heidrich, Chad B. Durrant, Andrew J. Bascom and Kenan Unlu, 2015, "Reactor Production of 64Cu and 67Cu Using Enriched Zinc Target Material", Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Amanda Melia Johnsen, C Z Soderquist, B K McNamara and D R Fisher, 2013, "A Non-Aqueous Reduction Process for Purifying 153Gd Produced in Natural Europium Targets", Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 82, pp. 158-165
  • C Z Soderquist, Amanda Melia Johnsen, B K McNamara, B D Hanson, J W Chenault, K J Carson and S M Peper, 2011, "Dissolution of Irradiated Commercial UO2 Fuels in Ammonium Carbonate and Hydrogen Peroxide", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, pp. 1813-1818
  • S A Bryan, T G Levitskaia, Amanda Melia Johnsen, C R Orton and J M Peterson, 2011, "Spectroscopic Monitoring of Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Streams: An Evaluation of Spent Fuel Solutions via Raman, Visible, and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy", Radiochimica Acta, 99, pp. 563-571
  • Robert Eichler, N V Aksenov, Y V Albin, A V Belozerov, G A Bozhikov, V I Chepigin, S N Dmitriev, R Dressler, H W Gaggeler, V A Gorshkov, R A Henderson, Amanda Melia Johnsen, J M Kenneally, V Y Lebedev, O N Malyshev, K J Moody, Y T Oganessian, Y T Petrushkin, D Piguet, A G Popeko, P Rasmussen, A Serov, D A Shaughnessy, S V Shishkin, A V Shutov, M A Stoyer, N J Stoyer, A I Svirikhin, E E Tereshatov, G K Vostokin, M Wegrzecki, P A Wilk, D Wittwer and A V Yeremin, 2010, "Indication for a Volatile Element 114", Radiochimica Acta, 98, pp. 133-139

Other

  • Amanda Melia Johnsen, Kenan Unlu and Candace Davison, 2015, "Penn State Breazeale Nuclear Reactor: 60 Years of Nuclear Reserach, Teaching, Outreach, and Service"
  • Amanda Melia Johnsen and Kenan Unlu, 2013, "Radiochemistry Education and Research Programs at the Pennsylvania State University", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
  • Amanda Melia Johnsen, C B Durrant, Brenden Heidrich and Kenan Unlu, 2012, "Reactor Based Production and Purification of 64Cu and 67Cu", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
  • Amanda Melia Johnsen, 2012, "Advances in Industrial Isotope Production at the Ra- diation Science and Engineering Center at Penn State University", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
  • Amanda Melia Johnsen, S A Bryan, T G Levitskaia, C Z Soderquist and J M Peterson, 2009, "On-line Process Monitoring of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Solutions", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society

Technical Report

  • B D Hanson, C Z Soderquist, A J Casella, A M Casella and Amanda Melia Johnsen, 2012, "Analysis of High-Burnup and MOx Fuel for Inclusion in International Spent Fuel Databases"

Research Projects

  • September 2015 - September 2016, "Spent Fuel Measurements Using Advanced Spectrophotometric Methods," (Sponsor: Los Alamos National Laboratory).

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, July 2011
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2001
  • Graduate Opportunities Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • Graduate Student Scholarship, American Nuclear Society, 2003
  • Graduate Student Scholarship, American Nuclear Society, 2004
  • Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2004
  • Roy Oxford Award, MIT Nuclear Engineering Department, 2000

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Coordinator, NAA Laboratory Session, NucE 450, March 2015
  • Instructor, Panel Moderator, Session JudgeDecember 2013 - April 2014
  • Coordinator, NAA Laboratory Session, NucE 450, March 2014 - March 2014
  • Faculty Advisor, April 2013 - April 2013

Service to External Organizations:

  • , IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, February 2014
 


 

About

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519