David K. Shuh

Director of the Glenn T. Seaborg Center

Principal Scientist for the Molecular Environmental Sciences Beamline 11.0.2, Advanced Light Source

Senior Scientist in the Actinide Chemistry Group, Chemical Sciences Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA

Dr. Shuh’s research focuses on the actinide and rare earth elements with an emphasis on the transuranic elements. His interests include determining the behavior of f-electrons to understand the electronic structure and chemistry of actinides and rare earths. He is an expert in the use of synchrotron radiation techniques to explore the chemistry of actinides and rare earths. Dr. Shuh has more than 190 publications and his research is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Basic Energy Sciences and the Office of Biological and Environmental Research. He is also a co-Principal Investigator on a National Institutes of Health Grand Opportunity award for the development of actinide decorporation agents. Dr. Shuh received his Ph.D in physical chemistry from the University of California Los Angeles in 1990, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Riverside. He joined LBNL in 1992.