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James Navratil

James NavratilProfessor Emeritus

Ph.D. University of Colorado, 1975, Analytical Chemistry
M.S. University of Colorado, 1972, Inorganic Chemistry
B.A. University of Colorado, 1970, Chemistry

Publications | Honors

Faculty Overview

Dr. Navratil retired from the department in May, 2006. His primary teaching and research interests are environmental radiochemistry and the chemistry of actinides as it applies to radiochemical separations, radioactive waste management, environmental restoration, and related areas.

Dr. Navratil has six patents to his credit and has given more than 300 presentations, including lectures in ~100 countries. He has co-edited or co-authored 21 books, more than 300 scientific publications, and has served on the editorial boards of over a dozen journals. He founded the journals Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange as well as Preparative Chromatography.

Selected Publications

Hala, J. and Navratil, J. Radioactivity, Ionizing Radiation, and Nuclear Energy. Konvoj: Czech Republic. 2003.

Awards & Honors

Lifetime Achievement Award for Commitment to the Waste-management, Education and Research Consortium and to WERC’s International Environmental Design Contests (2006)

Member of the IAEA team awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2005)

Patent Society, Waste Management, Inc. (1997)

Awarded Fellow status, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (1988)

Awarded Fellow status, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1985)

Awarded Fellow status, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1985)

IR-100 Award, Development of Waste Treatment Process (1985)

American Chemical Society, Colorado Section Award (1984)

IR-100 Award, Development of Americium Purification Process (1983)

Engineer of the Year, Rockwell Corporate (1977)

Dow Scholarship, 1968-70