Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Bruce Biwer
Environmental Chemist/Program Manager
Nuclear, Rad & Environmental Chemistry and Risk Management Department
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Princeton University, 1985.
Current Role
Program Manager, Nuclear Regulatory Programs Management.
Transportation risk analysis; risk assessment of radiological material releases; environmental fate and transport; visualization of risk analysis results and implications; computer program conception and development; metal corrosion analysis.
Career Highlights
  • Risk assessment code developer/manager: Project lead for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) MILDOS-AREA uranium licensing support code; project lead for DOE’s RISKIND radiological transportation risk computer code; and member of the RESRAD-OFFSITE (DOE-NRC radioactive contamination risk code) development team.
  • Transportation risk: Co-author of DOE handbook on transportation risk; radiological transportation risk analyses for DOE and NRC; reviewer for programs involving decontamination waste and spent nuclear fuel.
  • Radioactive material risk management: Remedial technology evaluation for contaminated sites; routine operations, accident, and terrorism release scenario evaluations; management of risks from use, storage, and disposal of radioactive waste.
  • Project leader or deputy: Projects involving uranium milling, mining, and enrichment; mixed-oxide nuclear fuel, and offshore alternative energy development.