Christine Duval

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Case School of Engineering
Cancer Imaging Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

I am an Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and my research is focused on applied radiochemistry, radiochemical separations, and medical isotope production and purification. I have a broad background in solid-phase extraction, radioanalytical chemistry, and separation science. As the PI on several NSF-, DOE- and industry-funded projects related to radioanalytical and environmental radiochemistry, I have built a laboratory and research group with the appropriate tools and skills to purify and provide radioisotopes. Most relevant to this project is my DOE Early Career Research Award from the Isotope Program within the Office of Nuclear Physics. In this project, we we synthesize and evaluate novel extraction materials (membranes) for the purification of accelerator produced Ac-225. We have active collaborations with Brookhaven National Laboratory in which we send students and postdocs to benchmark our material performance against the state of the art using Ac-225 produced onsite. I am the lead PI of the project.

Research Information

Research Interests

Membranes, nuclear fuel reprocessing, medical isotope purifcation, radioanlytical chemistry.

Professor Duval's research group develops advanced materials and new radiocemical separation processes for medical isotope purification, nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear forensics.


  • Suresh and Duval. "Poly(acid)-functionalized membranes to sequester uranium from seawater" Industrial & Enineering Chemistry Research. 2020 (in production) DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c01090
  • Yu, Renner and Duval. "A lysine-modified polyethersulfone (PES) membrane for the recovery of lanthanides" Frontiers in Chemistry: Green and Sustainable Chemistry. 2020 DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2020.00512