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Michael David Kaminski
Michael David Kaminski

Michael David Kaminski

Adjunct Associate Professor
(217) 300-0269
100G Talbot Laboratory

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering/Geochemistry Minor; 1998
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Nuclear Engineering/Radioactive Waste Management; 1996
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.S., Nuclear Engineering, Cum Laude; 1994

Academic Positions

  • 2011-present, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois

Other Professional Employment

  • May 2018-present, Principal Materials Engineer, Security Systems Analysis and Testing, Argonne National Laboratory
  • June 2017-May 2018, Principal Materials Engineer, Nuclear Security and Response, Argonne National Laboratory
  • January 2017-present, Acting Lead for Sensor Initiatives, Argonne National Laboratory
  • August 2011-present, Leader, Nuclear Forensics and Nanoscale Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division Argonne National Laboratory
  • August 2011-June 2017, Section Head, Nuclear Decontamination and Separations, Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • November 2008-Aug 2011, Principal Materials Engineer, Nuclear Forensics and Nanoscale Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne
  • 2003-November 2008, Materials Engineer, Chemical Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • June 2003-January 2006, Leader, Nanoscale Engineering Group, Chemical Engineering Division Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2000-2003, Assistant Materials Engineer, Chemical Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Resident Instruction

  • NPRE 498 Special Topics, Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Separations

Research Interests

  • Uncertainty analysis of measurements
  • Nuclear analytical chemistry
  • Nuclear waste forms
  • Nuclear fuel cycle chemistry
  • Nuclear fuel reprocessing
  • Miniaturized sensor systems
  • Functionalized nano-scale surfaces
  • Magnetic based separations
  • Nano and micro magnetic composite materials
  • Selective separation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents from water
  • Chemical decontamination methods for nuclear contaminations
  • Weapons of mass destruction response and recovery

Chapters in Books

  • H. Chen, M.D. Kaminski, X. Liu, P. Caviness Stepp, Y. Xie, A.J. Rosengart, Non-Invasive Magnetically Targeted tPA Delivery for Arterial Thrombolysis, Chapter 14, In N.T.K. Thanh (Eds) Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, pp. 369-386, (2012)
  • M.D. Kaminski, H. Chen, X. Liu, D. Rempfer, A.J. Rosengart, Removal of Blood-Borne Toxin in the Body Using Magnetic Nanospheres, Chapter 7, In N.T.K. Thanh (Eds) Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, pp. 195-214, (2012)

Honors

  • Delegate for the First Experts Meeting to the Ministry of Environment, Japan (2016)
  • Pinnacle of Education Award 2014 (2014)
  • WIST Diversity Award (2011)
  • Named One of the ?40 under 40 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics? (2010)
  • Hispanic Power Hitters in Technology and Business (2005)
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (2004)
  • Council for Chemical Research as the Collaboration Award Winner (2003)
  • Sun-Times Innovation Award (2002)
  • Nominated, National Young Hispanic Engineer (2001)
  • Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program Scholarship Award (1996-1998)
  • SURGE Scholarship Award (1996-1998)
  • Laboratory Graduate Appointment (1995-1996)
  • Honorable Mention, Radioactive Waste Management Scholarship (1993)
  • INPO Scholar (1991-1994)

Courses Taught

  • NPRE 498 - Nucl Separ & Fuel Reprocessing