Featured recent research publications

Incorporation of Np(V) and U(VI) in carbonate and sulfate minerals crystallized from aqueous solution.
  Enrica Balboni, Jessica M. Morrison, Zheming Wang, Mark H. Engelhard, and Peter C. Burns
  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2015) (download here).

Photochemical Water Oxidation and Origin of Nonaqueous Uranyl Peroxide Complexes
  Brendan T. McGrail, Laura S. Pianowski, and Peter C. Burns 
  Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) 136, 4797-4800.

Uranyl-Peroxide Nanocapsules in Aqueous Solution: Force Field Development and First Applications
 Pere Miro, Bess Vlaisavljevich, Allison L. Dzubak, Shuxian Hu, Peter C. Burns, Christopher J. Cramer, Riccardo
 Spezia, and Laura Gagliardi.
 Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2014) DOE: 10.1021/jp04147s

Ultrafiltration of Uranyl Peroxide Nanoclusters for the Separation of Uranium from Aqueous Solution
  Ernest M. Wylie, Kathryn M. Peruski, Jacob L. Weidman, William A. Phillip, and Peter C. Burns
  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014) 6, 473-479.

Water-Soluble Multi-Cage Super Tetrahedral Uranyl Peroxide Phosphate Clusters
  Jie Qiu, Laurent Jouffret, Rebecca Thomas, Jennifer E.S. Szymanowski, and Peter C. Burns
  Chemical Science (2014) 5, 303-310.

Clusters of Actinides with Oxide, Peroxide, or Hydroxide Bridges
 Jie Qiu and Peter C. Burns
 Chemical Reviews (2013) 113, 1097-1120

Nuclear Fuel in a Reactor Accident
  Peter C. Burns, Rodney C. Ewing, and Alexandra Navrotsky
​  Science (2012) 335, 1184-118


Director, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

Director, Materials Science of Actinides - an Energy Frontier Research Center

Henry Massman Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Concurrent Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

​University of Notre Dame



Peter C. Burns