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Ian Leavy

Ian Leavy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Ian Leavy is currently working as an ICP-OES and ICP-MS technician, providing ICP analysis in support of numerous projects both within and outside of the ESL group. He is also a secondary operator on other instrumentation such as Ion Chromatographs and the LIBS/Laser Ablation unit. Ian is also involved with sample preparation/digestion, lab and instrument maintenance and data processing/ analysis. His research interests are in Geochemistry and Hydrogeology. During his senior year Ian worked under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Nezat, senior professor of geochemistry at the Eastern Washington University, to investigate isolated cases of private water well contamination by arsenic in the Spokane Washington area. Ian is currently considering universities and topics for graduate studies.


Research Interests

  • Environmental Remediation
  • Geochemistry of the Latah Formation
  • Geology of Washington and Montana

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Geology, Eastern Washington University, 2012
  • B.S. Environmental Science, Eastern Washington University, 2012

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Graduate in Geology, EWU, 2012
  • Al Weissenborn Geology Scholar, EWU, 2011
  • Navy Achievement Medal with “combat V” for valor in combat, USMC, 2003

PNNL Publications


  • Childers MI, MC Endres, CA Burns, BJ Garcia, J Liu, TW Wietsma, AH Bonneville, J Moore, II Leavy, L Zhong, HT Schaef, L Fu, H Wang, and CA Fernandez. 2017. "Novel Highly Dispersible, Thermally Stable Core/Shell Proppants for Geothermal Applications." Geothermics 70:98-109.  doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.05.013
  • Neeway JJ, RM Asmussen, BPG Parruzot, E Cordova, BD Williams, II Leavy, JR Stephenson, and EM McElroy. 2017. FY2016 ILAW Glass Corrosion Testing with the Single-Pass Flow-Through MethodPNNL-26169; RPT-IGTP-013 Rev. 0.0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Saslow SA, W Um, CI Pearce, MH Engelhard, ME Bowden, WW Lukens, II Leavy, BJ Riley, DS Kim, MJ Schweiger, and AA Kruger. 2017. "Reduction and Simultaneous Removal of 99Tc and Cr by Fe(OH)2(s) Mineral Transformation." Environmental Science & Technology 51(15):8635-8642.  doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b02278
  • Truex MJ, JE Szecsody, N Qafoku, CE Strickland, JJ Moran, BD Lee, MMV Snyder, AR Lawter, CT Resch, BN Gartman, L Zhong, MK Nims, DL Saunders, BD Williams, JA Horner, II Leavy, SR Baum, BB Christiansen, RE Clayton, EM McElroy, D Appriou, KJ Tyrrell, and ML Striluk. 2017. Contaminant Attenuation and Transport Characterization of 200-DV-1 Operable Unit Sediment SamplesPNNL-26208; RPT-DVZ-AFRI-037, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 



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