October 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toward Small-scale Characterization of Energetic Materials
Prof. Jimmie Oxley, Department of Chemistry, University of Rhode Island
Please contact Rachel Wise for connection information.
As money, time, and resources shrink, it is imperative we develop smarter ways to assess the performance and safety of new energetic materials. Development time from lab to production is on the order of decades. Our lab is focused on developing ways to screen new explosives molecules and formulations at the gram-scale or smaller.
Dr. Jimmie Carol Oxley is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island (URI), the former co-Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Explosive Detection, Mitigation, and Response, and co-Director of the Forensic Science Partnership of URI. Her Ph.D. in chemistry is from the University of British Columbia (Chemistry), and her first faculty position was at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (NMT). In 1995 she and her research group moved to URI, where her lab continues to study energetic materials. Dr. Oxley has organized numerous symposia and short courses for government and industrial laboratories on topics ranging from hazards analysis to bomb threats. She is the past chair of the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Energetic Materials; co-founder of Life Cycles of Energetic Materials and the GRC on Illicit Substance Detection. Dr. Oxley has served on seven NRC panels/committees, a 2-year term on the NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees on Fire Debris and Explosives, and a 3-year provisional term on the DoD Strategic Environmental R&D Program.