Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Mark Sutton

Deputy Division Leader
for Operations

Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division


 +1 925-424-2137


DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Environmental Radiochemistry
Loughborough University UK
1999
BSc. Chemistry
Loughborough University UK
1995

Research Interests

Interests include environmental radiochemistry, nuclear waste geological disposal, post-RDD urban decontamination, nuclear forensics, and legacy beryllium decontamination.

Awards and Honors

  • Chartered Chemist designation awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 'C.Chem' (2003).
  • Chartered Scientist designation awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and UK Research Council, 'C.Sci' (2004).

Selected Publications

Sutton, M. and Lee, S. "Evaluation of Carpet Sampling Data: Beryllium Source-Term Evaluation, Final Report" LLNL-AR-418626, October 2009.

Sutton, M. "Review of Distribution Coefficients for Radionuclide in Carbonate Minerals" LLNL-SR-415700, August 2009.

Sutton, M. "Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Post-RDD Radiological Fate and Decontamination Research Capabilities" LLNL-MI-414990, July 2009.

Shankar, G.N., Turteltaub, K.W., Malfatti, M.A., Sutton, M., Bejugam, N.K. and Cassatt, D. "Oral Ca- and Zn-DTPA: Efficacy of an Oral Formulation to Decorporate Am-241 from Rats after Acute Exposure", 10th Intl. Conf. on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides, New Mexico, May 2009.

G. J. Edgington, G.E., O'Neill, M.P., Holt-Larese, K.C., Sutton, M., Fischer, R.P. and Thoet, M.M. "Decontamination of Cs-137, Pu-239, and Am-241 from Hard Surfaces using a Peelable Polymer-based Hydrogel", Health Physics Society 53rd Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, July 2008.

Sutton, M., Fischer, R. P., Thoet, M., O'Neill, M. and Edgington, G. "Plutonium Decontamination Using CBI Decon Gel 1101 in Highly Contaminated and Unique Areas at LLNL" LLNL Technical Report, June 2008.

Gates-Anderson, D. D., Rasmussen, C., Fischer, R. P., Viani, B. E., Hu, Q., Sutton, M. and McNab, W. "Dirty Bomb Fallout" Nuclear Engineering International, 2007, 52, 28-29.

Fischer, R. P., Sutton, M., Gates-Anderson, D. D., Gray, J. J., Hu, Q., McNab, W. W and Viani, B. E. "Decontamination of Terrorist-Dispersed Radionuclides from Surfaces in Urban Environments" American Nuclear Society: Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Meeting, Chattanooga, September 2007.

Gates-Anderson, D. D., Fischer, R. P., Sutton, M., Rasmussen, C., Viani, B. E., McNab, W. W., Gray, J.J. and Hu, Q "Field Evaluation of the Explosive Deposition of Cesium on Concrete Surfaces Following the Detonation of a Mock Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD)" Article presented in Waste Management 2007 Proceedings.

Bullard, B. E., Mon, K. G., De, G., Sutton, M. and Rebak, R. B. "Analysis of Polarization Resistance Data for Alloy 22: Effect of Temperature and Solution Composition", Materials Science and Technology Symp., Detroit, 2007.

Sutton, M., Fischer, R. P., Dominick, J., Gates-Anderson, D. D, Gray, J. J., Hu, Q., McNab, W. W. and Viani, B. E. "Simulating Cs Radiological Dispersal Devices for Deposition, Dose and Decontamination Studies" Health Physics Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Portland, July 2007.

Viani, B. E., Fischer, R. P., Gates-Anderson, D. D., Gray, J. J., Hu, Q., McNab, W. W. and Sutton, M. "Physical and Chemical Properties of Porous Urban Surfaces that Impact Decontamination of Chemical and Radionuclide Agents: A Concrete Example from an Urban Transit System", Decon Science and Technology Conference, Denver, October 2006.

Sawvel, A.M., Sutton M., Chinn S.C. and Maxwell, R. "NMR Studies of Beryllium Sequestration in Biological and Environmental Systems", Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 2005, 229, 2, U784-U784

Bryan, C., Jarek, R., Wolery, T., Shields, D., Sutton, M., Hardin, E. and Barr, D. "Evaluation of the Corrosivity of Dust Deposited on Waste Packages at Yucca Mountain, NV", Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIX, MRS, 2005, p. 191-198.

Wolery, T. J., Peterman, Z., Carroll, S., Jove-Colon, C. J., Sutton, M., Rard, J. A. and Wigesinghe, A. "Dust Salts and Deliquescence on Waste Packages in an Unsaturated-Zone Repository" Goldschmidt, Idaho, May 2005.

Carroll, S. A., Alai, M., Craig, L., Gdowski, G. E., Hailey, P., Nguyen, Q-A., Rard, J. A., Staggs, K., Sutton, M., and Wolery, T. J. "Chemical Environment at Waste Package Surfaces in a High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository", Goldschmidt, Idaho, May 2005.

Sawvel, A.M., Sutton M., Chinn S.C. and Maxwell, R. "NMR Studies of Beryllium Sequestration in Biological and Environmental Systems", 229th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society, March 2005.

Alai, M., Sutton, M., Carroll, S. A. "Evaporative Evolution of Brines from Synthetic Topopah Spring Tuff Pore Water, Yucca Mountain, NV", Geochemical Transactions 2005, 6 (2) 31-45.

Esser B. K., McConachie W., Fischer R., Sutton M., Guthrie E., and Szechenyi S. "Radiochemical Analyses of the Filter Cake, Granular Activated Carbon, and Treated Ground Water from the DTSC Stringfellow Superfund Site Pretreatment Plant", LLNL Technical Report, 2005, UCRL-TR-215443.

Sutton, M., Andresen, B., Burastero, S. R., Chiarappa-Zucca, M. L., Chinn, S. C., Coronado, P., Gash, A. E., Perkins, J., Sawvel, A. M. and Szechenyi, S. C. "Modern Chemistry Techniques Applied to Metal Behavior and Chelation in Medical and Environmental Systems", LLNL Technical Report, 2005, UCRL-TR-209476.

Carroll, S. A., Alai, M., Craig, L., Gdowski, G. E., Hailey, P., Nguyen, Q-A., Rard, J. A., Staggs, K., Sutton, M. and Wolery, T. J. "Chemical Environment at Waste Package Surfaces in a High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository" Bechtel SAIC Technical Report, 2005, UCRL-TR-212566.

Alai, M., Sutton, M., Carroll, S. A., "Comparision of Experimental and Model Data for the Evaporation of a Synthetic Topopah Spring Tuff Pore Water, Yucca Mountain, NV" Water-Rock Interaction, 2004, 2, 917-920.

Sutton, M. and Burastero, S.R., "Uranium(VI) Solubility and Speciation in Simulated Elemental Biological Fluids", Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2004, 17, 1468-1480.

Sutton, M., Alai, M. and Carroll, S.A. "Evaporative Evolution of Carbonate-Rich Brines from Synthetic Topopah Spring Tuff Pore Water, Yucca Mountain, NV.", MRS Symp. Proc. 2004, Vol 824, 497-502.

Wong, L. L, Lian, T., Fix, D. V., Sutton, M., Rebak, R. B. "Surface Analysis of Alloy 22 Coupons Exposed for Five Years to Concentrated Ground Waters" Article presented at NACE 2004 Spring Meeting, New Orleans.

Sutton, M., Chiarappa-Zucca, M. L., Szechenyi, S. C., Perkins, J., Burastero, S. R. "Pilot Study of Beryllium-Specific Chelators in Mice" International Beryllium Research Symposium, Denver, CO. January 2004.

Sutton, M. & Burastero, S.R. "Beryllium Chemical Speciation in Elemental Human Biological Fluids" International Beryllium Research Symposium, Denver, CO. January 2004. UCRL-PRES-201993.

Szechenyi, S. C, Sutton, M., Bibby, R. K., Guthrie, E. B., Esser, B. K. "ICP-MS Determination of Environmental Beryllium Collected on Air Filters and Aerogels" ICP-MS Winter Conference, Florida, January 2004.

Sutton, M., Coronado, P. R., Szechenyi, S. C. "Beryllium Interactions with Aerogel-GAC Composites" Beryllium Health and Safety, Washington DC, June 2003.

Nguyen, Q. A., Hailey, P., Sutton, M., Staggs, K., Alai, M. and Carroll, S. A. "Evaporative Concentration of 100x J13 Ground Water at 60% Relative Humidity and 90°C" Bechtel SAIC Technical Report, 2003, UCRL-TR-201284.

Sutton, M., Warwick, P. and Hall, A. "Uranium(VI) Interactions with OPC/PFA Grout", J. Environ. Monit. 2003, 5, 922-928.

Sutton, M. and Burastero, S. R. "Beryllium Chemical Speciation in Elemental Human Biological Fluids", Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2003, 16, 1145-1154.

Sutton, M., Burastero, S. R., Mundy, C. and Quong, J. "Modern Chemistry Techniques in the Medical Chelation of Beryllium", The Pharmacologist 2002, 44, 2, S1, A174, 100.24

Sutton, M., Mundy, C., Perkins, J. and Burastero, S. R. "Modern Chemistry Techniques in the Medical Chelation of Beryllium" American Public Health Association 130th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA. November 2002.

Sutton, M., Mundy, C., Perkins, J. and Burastero, S. R. "Modern Chemistry Techniques in the Medical Chelation of Beryllium" 14th World Congress on Pharmacology, San Francisco, CA. July 2002.

Sutton, M., Burastero, S. R., Mundy, C. and Quong, J. "Examining Beryllium Chemistry with Modern Analytical Techniques" National Beryllium Research Symposium, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda MA. June 2002.

Sylwester, E., Allen, P. G., Dharmawardana, U. and Sutton, M. "Structural Studies of Uranium and Thorium Complexes with Pyrocatechol-3,5-disodium Sulfonate (Tiron) at Low and Neutral pH", Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 2835-2841.

Sutton, M. "Uranium Solubility, Speciation and Complexation for LLW Disposal in the UK" American Chemical Society (ACS) Western Regional Meeting, San Francisco, CA. October 2000.

Sutton, M. "Uranium Solubility, Speciation and Complexation at High pH", PhD Thesis, Loughborough University, UK, December 1999.

Sutton, M., Warwick, P., Hall, A. and Jones, C. H. "Carbonate Induced Dissolution of Uranium Containing Precipitates Under Cement Leachate Conditions" J. Env. Monit. 1999, 1, 177-182.

Sutton, M. "Uranium Solubility and Speciation at High pH, Relevant to Nuclear LLW Disposal" 8th International Symposium on Environmental Radiochemistry, Blackpool, UK. September 1998.

Sutton, M. "Uranium Solubility and Speciation at High pH, Relevant to Nuclear LLW Disposal" COGER '98, Stirling, UK. September 1998.

Sutton, M. "Uranium Solubility and Speciation at High pH" COGER '97, Liverpool, UK. September. 1997.

Sutton, M. "The Effect of Complexing Ligands on Increasing Solubility of Uranium" Co-ordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity (COGER) '96, Manchester, UK. September 1996.


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