Tara Mastren portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin


  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Maryville University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Washington University in St Louis
  • Postdoctoral Reseracher, Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemistry, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Research Summary

My research interests are comprised of two areas: Nuclear Medicine and Actinide/Lanthanide Chemistry. I'm interested in the production and application of radionuclides for the treatment and imaging of cancer and various other diseases. Specifically, I am interested in radionuclides for targeted alpha therapy applications. Additionally, I am interested in lanthanide and actinide chemistry and developing novel resin systems for their separation from each other and various other contaminants.