D. Nathanael Gardner
Nathanael Gardner is a first year PhD student in the SALT Research Group. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Howard University. His research currently focuses on the physical and chemical properties of molten fluoride salts.
In his free time he enjoys biking, reading, and playing basketball.
2021 GEM Fellowship
2022 NSF GRFP Fellowship
2022 NEUP Fellowship
Nathanael’s current project is determining the relationship between the acidity of molten fluoride salts and their properties, which is through the Hellman Fellows Fund. This project utilizes optical basicity and electrochemical measurements using ion-specific electrodes to accurately measure the acidity of these salts.
Publications will be updated when more relevant documents are available.
ORCID Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8780-6004
Gardner, D. N., Williams, H., Fayfar, S., Khaykovich, B., Vogel, S., & Scarlat, R. O., Compositional and solute effects on Li2BeF4 (FLiBe) thermal expansion, 2023 ACS Fall 2023, August 13-17, 2023.
Gardner, D. N., Scarlat, R. O., Probing Speciation of Light Elements in Molten Salts by Electrochemistry, High Temperature Liquid NMR, and Neutron Diffraction, 2023 Molten Salt NEUP PI Meeting April 24-25, 2023
Gardner, D. N., Williams, H., Fayfar, S., Khaykovich, B., Vogel, S., & Scarlat, R. O., FLiBe Thermodynamic and Physical Properties Validation, 2023 TMS Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 19-23, 2023.
Williams, H., Gardner, N., Asta, M., Khaykovich, B., Vogel, S., Farnan, I., & Scarlat, R. O., Probing Speciation of Light Elements in Molten Salts by Electrochemistry, High Temperature Liquid NMR, and Neutron Diffraction, ANS Annual 2022. Anaheim, CA. June 12-16, 2022