Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Graham Bench

Research Staff
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division

 +1 925-423-5155

Ph.D. Physics
University of Melbourne
B.Sc. Physics: First Class Honors
University of Melbourne
B.Sc. with highest distinction Physics & Math: First Class Honors
University of Melbourne

Research Interests

The application of accelerator based ion beam analysis (including microbeam) techniques and Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) to the study of problems in the bio-medical and environmental sciences and materials characterization.


Quantitation of Absorbed or Deposited Materials on a Substrate that Measures Energy deposition.
P.G. Grant, O. Bakajin, J.S. Vogel and G. Bench — Patent number 6,844,543, January 18 2005.

System for Trapping and Storing Gasses for Subsequent Chemical Reduction to Solids.
J.S. Vogel, T.J. Ognibene, G. Bench and G.F. Peaslee — Patent application, 20040047766, March 11, 2004.

Integrated support and containment for mass by energy loss quantitation, transfer, resuspension or resolubilization and containment of material
N.M. Palmblad, J.S. Vogel and G. Bench — Patent application filed 11/08/2004, LLNL File No. IL-11453

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award, 1993, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Postgraduate Writing Up Award, 1991, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Australian Post-Graduate Research Award, 1990, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • HECS Post-Graduate Scholarship, 1989-1991, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Commonwealth Post-Graduate Research Award, 1987-1989, Australian Government
  • Kernot Research Scholarship, 1987, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • John Tyndall Scholarship, 1987, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dixson Scholarship, 1986, University of Melbourne, Australia

Selected Publications

Bench, G., Lefevre, H.W., and Legge, G.J.F. "The Mapping of Unresolved Spatial Structure in STIM Images," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, B54, (1991), 378-382

Lefevre, H.W., Schofield, R.M.S., Bench, G. and Legge, G.J.F. "STIM with Energy Loss Contrast: An Imaging Modality Unique to MeV Ions," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, B54, (1991), 363-370

Bench, G., Saint, A., Cholewa, M., Legge, G.J.F., Weirup, D.L. and Pontau, A.E. "STIM Tomography: A Three-Dimensional, High-Resolution Imaging Tool," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, B68, (1992), 481-490

Antolak, A.J. and Bench, G.S. "PIXE Tomography of Samples with Inhomogeneous Elemental Composition," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, B88, (1994), 297-307

Bench, G.S., Friz, A.M., Corzett, M.H., Morse D.H. and Balhorn, R. "DNA and total protamine masses in individual sperm from fertile mammalian subjects," Cytometry, 23, (1996), 263-271

Moa-Qiang, M., Mauro, T., Bench, G., Warren, R., Elias, P.M., and Feingold, K.B. "Calcium and Potassium Inhibit Barrier recovery after disruption, Independent of the type of insult," Experimental Dermatology, 6, (1997), 36-40

Bench, G., Corzett, M.H. de Yebra, L. Oliva,. and Balhorn, R. "Protein and DNA Contents in Sperm from an Infertile Human Male Possessing Protamine Defects that Vary over Time," Molecular Reproduction and Development, 50, (1998), 345-353

Mauro, T., Bench, G., Sideras-Haddad, E., Feingold, K.R., Elias, P.M. and Cullander, C. "Acute Barrier Pertubation Abolishes the Ca2+ and K+ gradients in Murine Epidermis-Quantitative measurement Using PIXE." Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 111, (1998), 1198-1201

Hu, Z., Bonifas, J.M., Beech, J., Bench, G., Shigihara, T., Ogawa, H., Ikeda, S., Mauro, T. and Epstein, H.E. "Mutations in ATP2C1, encoding a calcium pump, cause Hailey-Hailey disease," Nature Genetics, 24, (2000), 61-65

Cullander, C., Jeske, S., Imbert, D., Grant, P. G. and Bench, G. "A quantitative minimally invasive assay for the detection of metals in the stratum corneum." Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 22, (2000), 265-279

Bench, G., Carlsen T., Grant, P., Wollett J., Martinelli, R., Lewis, J. and Divine, K.K. "Olfactory bulb uptake and determination of biotransfer factors in the California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) exposed to Manganese and Cadmium in environmental habitats," Environmental Science and Technology, V35 (N2), (2001), 270-277

Clark, B. M., St. Clair, L. L., Mangelson, N. F., Rees, L. B., Grant, P.G. and Bench, G. "Characterization of mycobiont adaptations in the foliose lichen Xanthoparmelia chlorochroa (Parmeliaceae)," American Journal of Botany, 88, (2001), 1742-1749

Bench, G., Grant, P.G., Ueda, D., Cliff, S.S., Perry K.D. and Cahill, T. A. "The use of STIM and PESA to respectively measure profiles of aerosol mass and hydrogen content across Mylar rotating drum impactor samples," Aerosol Science and Technology, 36, (2002), 642-651

Bench, G., Clark, B. M., Mangelson, N. F., St. Clair, L., Rees, L., Grant, P.G. and Southon, J. R. "Use of 14C/C ratios to provide insights into the magnitude of carbon turnover in the crustose saxicolous lichen Caloplaca trachyphylla.." Lichenologist, 34, (2002), 169-180

Ognibene, T.J., Bench, G., Vogel, J.S., Peaslee, G.F. and Murov, S. "A High Throughput Method for the Conversion of CO2 obtained from Biochemical Samples to Graphite in Septa-Sealed Vials for Quantitation of 14C via Accelerator Mass Spectrometry," Analytical Chemistry, 75, (2003), 2192-2196, DOI: 10.1021/ac026334j 

Aronchik, I., Behne, M.J., Leypoldt, L., Crumrine, D., Epstein, E., Ikeda, S., Mizoguchi, M., Bench, G., Pozzan, T. and Mauro, T.M. "Actin reorganization is abnormal and cellular ATP is decreased in Hailey-Hailey keratinocytes," Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 121, (2003): 681-687

Cahill, T.A., Cliff, S.S., Perry, K.D., Jimenez-Cruz, M., Bench, G., Grant, P.G., Ueda, D., Shackelford, J.F., Dunlap, M., Meier, M., Kelly, P.B., Riddle, S., Selco, J. and Leifer, R. "Analysis of Aerosols from the World Trade Center Collapse Site, New York, October 2 to October 30, 2001," Aerosol Science and Technology, 3, (2004), 165-183

Bench, G. and Herkes, P. "Measurement of Contemporary and Fossil Carbon Contents of PM 2.5 Aerosols: Results from Turtleback Dome, Yosemite National Park," Environmental Science and Technology. 38, (2004), 2424-2427, DOI: 10.1021/es035161s 

Westphal, A.J., Snead, C., Butterworth, A.L., Graham, G.A., Bradley, J.P., Bajt, S., Grant, P.G., Bench, G., Brennan, S. and Piannetta, P. "Aerogel Keystones: Extraction of complete Hypervelocity Impact Events from Aerogel Collectors," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, (2004),1375-1386

Lewis, J., Bench, G., Myers, O., Tinner, B., Staines, W., Barr, E., Divine, K., Barrington, W. and Karlsson, J. "Trigeminal Uptake and Clearance of Inhaled Manganese Chloride in Rats and Mice," Neurotoxicology, 26/1, (2005), 113-123

Ting, L.M., Shi, W., Lewandowicz, A., Singh, V., Mwakingwe, A., Birck, M.R., Taylor Ringia, E.A., Bench, G., Madrid, D.C., Tyler, P.C., Evans, G.B., Furneaux, R.H., Schramm, V.L. and Kami, K. "Targeting a Novel Plasmodium falciparum Purine Recycling Pathway with Specific Immucillins," Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280, (2005), 9547 – 9554; DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M412693200 

Vogel, J.S., Palmblad, N.M., Ognibene, T., Kabir, M.M., Buchholz, B.A. and Bench, G. "Biochemical Paths in Humans and Cells: Frontiers of AMS Bioanalysis." Nuclear Instruments and Methods, B259, (2007), 745-751.

Bench, G., Fallon, S., Schichtel, B., Malm, W. and McDade, C. "Relative Contributions of Fossil and Contemporary Carbon sources to PM 2.5 Aerosols at Nine Interagency Monitoring for Protection of Visual Environments (IMPROVE) Network Sites," Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D10205, (2007), DOI: 10.1029/2006JD007708 

Goodwin, M.B., Grant, P.G., Bench, G. and Holroyd, P.A. "The elemental composition and diagenetic alteration of dinosaur bone: Distinguishing micron-scale spatial and composition heterogeneity using PIXE," Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 253, (2007), 458-476, DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.06.017 

B., Arroyo, E., Blanchette, C., Bench, G., Benner, H., Cappuccio, J., Coleman, M., Henderson, P., Hinz, A., Kuhn, E., Pesavento, J., Segelke, B., Sulchek, T., Tarasow, T., Walsworth, V. and Hoeprich, P.Different Apolipoproteins Impact Nanolipoprotein Particle FormationChromy," Journal of the American Chemical Society. 129, (2007), 14348-14354, DOI: 10.1021/ja074753y 

Schichtel, B., Malm, W., Bench, G., Fallon, S., McDade, C., Chow, J. and Watson, J. "Fossil and Contemporary Fine Carbon Fractions at 12 Rural and Urban Sites in the United States," Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D02311, (2008), DOI:10.1029/2007JD008605

Blanchette, C., Law, R., Benner, W., Pesavento,J., Cappuccio, J., Walsworth, V., Kuhn,E., Corzett,M., Chromy, B., Segelke, B., Coleman, M., Bench, G., Hoeprich, P. and Sulchek, T. "Quantifying size distributions of nanolipoprotein particles with single-particle analysis and molecular dynamic simulations," Journal of Lipid Research, 49, (2008), 1420-1430, DOI:10.1194/jlr.M700586-JLR200

Sporty, J.L., Kabir, Md. M., Turteltaub, K.W., Ognibene, T., Lin, S.J., and Bench, G. "Single sample extraction and HPLC processing for quantification of NAD and NADH levels in Saccharomyces cerevisiae," JOURNAL OF SEPARATION SCIENCE, 31, (2008), 3202–3211, DOI: 10.1002/JSSC.200800238 

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