Developing novel nanomaterials that provide an enhanced understanding of basic actinide chemistry and the mobility of nuclear materials in environmental systems.

Current Research Projects


Our work is supported by the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (DMR1252831), Department of Energy Early Career Award (Basic Energy Sciences DE-SC0013980), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Faculty Development Award.  If you are interested in learning more about these projects, please contact Professor Forbes (


Nanotube project

Actinide Project

U uptake


Geochemistry project