Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

John Despotopoulos

Postdoctoral Appointment
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division

 +1 925-423-1026

Ph.D. Radiochemistry
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.S. Chemistry
University of Oregon

Research Interests

  • Development of NIF capsule target doping methods
  • Separation methods for chemical investigation of the transactinides
  • Rapid radiochemical separations
  • Investigation of macrocyclic compounds for use as highly selective extractants

Honors and Awards

  • Livermore Graduate Scholar, LLNL (2013-2015)
  • Nuclear Forensics Summer Internship, LLNL (2012)
  • Student Academic Cooperation Program, LLNL, (2011-2012)

Selected (Recent) Publications

  1. Despotopulos, J. D., Gostic, J. M., Bennett, M. E., Gharibyan, N., Henderson, R. A., Moody, K. J., Sudowe, R., Shaughnessy, D. A. "Characterization of Group 5 dubnium homologs on diglycolomide extraction chromatography resins from nitric and hydrofluoric acid matrices." J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2014.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10967-014-3398-1
  2. Grant. P. M., Moody, K. J., Gharibyan, N., Despotopulos, J. D., Shaughnessy, D. A. "Anomalous radiochemical recovery of post-detonation gold residues at the National Ignition Facility." J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2014.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10967-014-3626-8
  3. Gharibyan, N., Moody, K. J., Despotopulos, J. D., Grant, P. M., Shaughnessy, D. A. "First fission yield measurements at the National Ignition Facility: 14 MeV neutron fission of 238U." J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2014. APSORC13 Proceedings.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10967-014-3474-6
  4. Shaughnessy, D. A., Moody, K. J., Gharibyan, N., Grant, P. M., Gostic, J. M., Torretto, P. C., Wooddy, P. T., Bandong, B. B., Despotopulos, J. D., Cerjan, D. J., Hagmann, C. A., Caggiano, J. A., Bernstein, L. A., Schneider, D. H., Henry, E. A., Fortner, R. J. "Radiochemical determination of Inertial Confinement Fusion capsule compression at the National ignition Facility." Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 063508, 2014.
    DOI: 10.1063/1.4883186

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