Dr. Christopher J. Bannochie

  • Senior Fellow Scientist, Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Chris Bannochie is currently a Senior Fellow at the Savannah River National Laboratory. He received a B.A. degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from St. John's University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Texas A&M University under the Distinguished Professor Arthur E. Martell. He was a post-doctoral fellow under Professor Michael J. Welch at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In 1991, he joined the Savannah River National Laboratory. From 1998-2001, he was a Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    His research area involves process development and analytical characterization of high- and low-level nuclear waste streams in support of vitrification and cementitious waste forms.  He advocates for and promotes the use of chemical informatics solutions in the laboratory.

    Dr. Bannochie has won numerous awards including the ACS Division of Professional Relations Louis J. Sacco Award (2014), ACS E. Ann Nalley Southeastern Regional Award for Volunteer Service (2012), National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Walt Westman Award (2007), ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Promoting Diversity in the Chemical Sciences (2005), and a George Westinghouse Signature Award (1992).

    He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2009) and an inductee of Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon. He is also a dedicated volunteer and elected Councilor for the ACS Savannah River Section and the ACS Committee on Committees. Dr. Bannochie has served on several boards including those for Leadership Augusta, the Morris Museum of Art, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Augusta Pride, and Georgia Equality.
  • Dr. Bannochie's NDEW 2013 presentation is available here.