Richard Bibby is lead of the Environmental Radioanalytical Monitoring Laboratory (EMRL), which specializes in analysis of radioisotopes in environmental matrices. He utilizes bench chemistry methods and dedicated low level nuclear counting instrumentation to achieve sub-picocurie detection limits for a variety of nuclides. Additionally, he acts as Deputy Lab Manager in the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center Consequence Management (FRMAC CM), the DOE program to assist states local and tribal governments in responding to radiological events.
Low level radiochemistry
Radiological emergency response
Awards and Honors
Recognition for Organizing the 59th Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference, PLS Spot Award, 2014
Global Security Gold Award for work during Operation Tomodachi
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Response Certificate for Excellence, NNSA, 2011
Quantification of Groundwater Discharge in Subalpine Stream Using Radon-222, Avery, E., Bibby, R., Visser, A., Esser, B., Moran, J. (2018) Water (Switzerland)10 (2), 100.
Nitrate Vulnerability Projections from Baysian Inference of Multiple Ground Water Age Tracers, Alikhani, J., Deinhart, A., Visser, A., Bibby, R., Purtschert, Moran, J., Massoudieh, A., Esser, B. (2016) Journal of Hydrology543, 167.
Quantifying Apparent Groundwater Ages Near Managed Aquifer Recharge Operations Using Radio-sulfur (35S) as an Intrinsic Tracer, Clark, J.F., Uriosegui, S.H., Bibby, R.K., Esser, B.K., Tredoux, G. (2016) Water (Switzerland)8 (11), 474.
Analytical Method for Measuring Cosmogenic 35S in Natural Waters, Uriostegui, S., Bibby, R., Esser, B., Clark, J. (2015) Analytical Chemistry87.