Peter C Hsu

Research Staff
Materials Science Division
Email: hsu7@llnl.gov
Phone: +19254220317

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1988

Research Interests

  • Demilitarization
  • High explosives R&D
  • Process design and engineering
  • Waste treatment technology development

Honors and Awards

  • CSD award, 2009
  • CMLS award, 2007
  • CMS award, 2006
  • Molten salt oxidation (MSO) earned the LLNL the "Research Project of the Year" award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1998

Patents

  1. "Synthesis and Purification of 1,3,5-Triamino-2,4,6- Trinitrobenzene (TATB)", U.S. Patent 7,057,072 (2006)
  2. "Synthesis of Trinitrophloroglucinol and Triaminotrinitrobenzene", U.S. Patent 7,057073 (2006)
  3. "Actinide Removal From Spent Salts", U.S. Patent 6471922 (2002)
  4. "Metals Removal From Spent Salts", U.S. Patent 6,436,358 B1 (2002)
  5. "Integrated System for The Destruction of Organics By Hydrolysis and Oxidation With Peroxydisulfate", U.S. Patent 6,096,283 (2000)
  6. "Method for Plating Palladium", U.S. Patent 5,149,420 (1992)

Recent Publications (Last ten years)

  1. "Small-Scale Thermal Studies of Volatile Homemade Explosives", PEP, accepted for publication, 2015
  2. Thermal Safety Characterization and Explosion Violence of Energetic Materials, APS Shock Compression on Condensed Matters, Tampa, FL, June 2015
  3. Material Property Characterization of Thermally Damaged HMX-based Formulations (paper ID 184), 15th International Detonation Symposium, San Francisco, July 2014
  4. Study of Thermal Sensitivity and Thermal Explosion Violence of Energetic Materials in the ODTX System (paper ID 185), 15th International Detonation Symposium, San Francisco, July 2014
  5. 15th International Detonation Symposium, San Francisco, July 2014
  6. Statistical Analysis of an Inter-laboratory Comparison of Small-Scale Safety and Thermal Testing of RDX, Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics, accepted for publication, 2014
  7. ABL and BAM Friction Analysis Comparison, Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics, accepted for publication, 2014
  8. Variation of Methods in Small-Scale Safety and Thermal Testing of Improvised Explosives, Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics, accepted for publication, 2014
  9. Study of thermal sensitivity and thermal explosion violence of energetic materials in the LLNL ODTX system (paper D4 6), APS Shock Compression on Condensed Matters, July 2013, Seattle, WA
  10. DHS Proficiency Testing on Small-Scale Safety and Thermal Testing of Improvised Explosives (Paper C4 4), APS Shock Compression on Condensed Matters, July 2013, Seattle, WA
  11. Study of Thermal Explosion Violence of Energetic Materials in the LLNL ODTX System, The APS Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, APS Shock Compression Conference, Chicago, IL, June 26-July 2011
  12. The ODTX System for Thermal Ignition and Thermal Safety Study of Energetic Materials, paper 32053, 14th International Detonation Symposium, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, April 16, 2010
  13. Measurement of Material Properties of Damaged Energetic Materials, paper 90816, 14th International Detonation Symposium, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, April 16, 2010
  14. Thermal Damage Characterization of Energetic Materials, The APS Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, APS Shock Compression Conference, Nashville, TN, June 29-July 3, 2009
  15. Thermal Damage Characterization of Energetic Materials, The APS Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, APS Shock Compression Conference, Nashville, TN, June 29-July 3, 2009
  16. Overview of Demilitarization Technologies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , presented at the 2009 Global Demilitarization Symposium & Exhibition, San Diego, Ca, May 11-15, 2009
  17. Characterization of Thermally-Damaged LX-17, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 93, I, 311-317, 2008
  18. PBXN-9 Ignition Kinetics and Deflagration Rates, JANNAF Meeting, May 2008
  19. Detonation Measurements on Damaged LX-04, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics 32, No. 6, 2007
  20. Characterization of Damaged Materials, 13rd International Detonation Symposium, Norfolk, VA, July 2006
  21. Thermal Damage on LX-04 Mock Material and Gas Permeability Assessment, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics 31, No.1 2006
  22. Integrated Experimental and Modeling Studies to Predict the Impact Response of Explosives and Propellants, JANNAF Meeting, 2005