Michael Kaminski’s research has involved three primary areas. He has been involved in nuclear waste minimization and stabilization technology since his undergraduate studies where he developed magnetic polymeric microspheres for selective radionuclide separations.
He is also responsible for advanced nuclear fuel cycle radioactive waste development under the Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Initiative within DOE including thermal transport, radiation dosimetry, and facility design.
Next, he has developed technologies for decontamination of nuclear facilities and for decontamination of urban centers following a radionuclide release.
Finally, he is developing medical treatment technologies based on magnetic nanospheres that he originally developed under an alternative nuclear waste management program for the Department of Energy.