UT MARTIN SAACS CHAPTER TO SPONSOR LECTURE ON DETECTION!!!! OF RADIOACTIVITY IN ENVIRONMENT

Dr. Dale D. Ensor, professor of chemistry and director of the environmental sciences doctorate program at Tennessee Technological University will present a lecture, at 7 p.m., Feb. 3, in Room 318 of the Joseph E. Johnson Engineering and Physical Sciences Building on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus.

Ensor, a guest speaker for the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS), will lecture on the detection of radioactivity in the environment.

A visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ensor is the recipient of more than $850,00 in contracts and grants from federal and private agencies.

His most recent funded projects include -Investigation of Metal Ion Leaching from Waste Tank Simulants,- funded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory; -Basic Solvent Extraction Studies- funded by Los Alamos National Laboratory; and -The Development of a Total Alpha Assay in Natural and Waste Water,- funded from the PR Research Foundation.

Ensor recently received a Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a liquid scintillation spectrometer.

Ensor earned his doctorate in inorganic and radiochemistry from Florida State University in 1977.