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NWTRB Board Member

Picture of Clark Sue B. Clark, Ph.D.

Sue B. Clark was appointed to the U. S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board by President Barack Obama on July 28, 2011. Dr. Clark was reappointed to the Board by the President on July 1, 2014.

Dr. Clark is Regents Professor of Chemistry at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where she has taught and conducted research in actinide environmental chemistry and radioanalytical chemistry since 1996. From 1992 to 1996, she was a research ecologist at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. From 1991 to 1996, she was an adjunct assistant professor in the Environmental Systems Engineering Department at Clemson University, and from 1989 to 1992, she was a senior scientist in the Interim Waste Technology Division at the Westinghouse Savannah River Laboratory.

Dr. Clark has served on numerous national advisory committees. From 2009 - 2011, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Council for Chemical Research. From 2005 to 2009, she served on the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Research Council. From 2004 to 2005, she served on the Board on Radioactive Waste Management of the National Research Council and various study committees for that Board. From 2003 - 2011, she was a member of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Clark's awards and achievements include being a fellow of the American Chemical Society, selected in 2010. In 2008, she was Fink Distinguished Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry. From 2002 to 2008, she was Westinghouse Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University.

Professor Clark has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in environmental chemistry of plutonium and other actinides, chemistry of high-level radioactive waste systems, and actinide radioanalytical chemistry. She is currently serving as an Editor for the journal Radiochimica Acta. Dr. Clark earned a Ph.D. and an M. S. in inorganic/radiochemistry from The Florida State University. She earned a B. S. in chemistry from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Dr. Clark lives in Pullman, Washington.