Tom Brouns named Fellow of Waste Management Symposia
Honor reflects contributions to radioactive waste management
In March, chemical engineer and program manager at PNNL, Tom Brouns was recognized as a new Fellow of the Waste Management Symposia at their annual gathering in Phoenix. This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing education and opportunity on global radioactive waste management.
The accolade—bestowed by peers and confirmed by a board of directors—honors volunteers for notable contributions to the advancement of radioactive waste and material management. In addition to his new title, Brouns also serves as co-chair of the high-level waste and spent nuclear fuels track for the Waste Management Symposia.
For nearly 30 years, Brouns has developed and managed large research and development projects in remediation of chemical and nuclear waste. His work encompasses processing, disposal and subsurface cleanup, and has included demonstration projects at the Hanford site.
Brouns received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University before joining PNNL in 1987.