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Judith Bamberger

Judith Bamberger

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Over the course of her career at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Ms. Bamberger has been involved in a wide range of research topics ranging from multi-phase flow characterization to aerosol physics. For the past decade Ms. Bamberger's research in multi-phase flow has focused on development and application of in-situ real-time instrumentation to characterize physical and rheological properties of particulate-laden fluids and multi-phase suspensions in both vessels and pipelines. Low power ultrasound is used to efficiently interrogate opaque suspensions. She is currently developing and deploying ultrasonic sensing systems to characterize density and concentration of inorganic solids in nuclear waste slurries, to characterize hydrates properties during drilling operations and settling of inorganic solids. She has expertise in the design and conduction of experimental studies and their subsequent analysis to characterize the performance of fluid, thermal hydraulic, and aerosol systems. As program integrator and technical contributor she has directed and contributed to field and laboratory experimental evaluations, hardware and test section design and development, state-of-the-art instrumentation system development, and data analysis.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University
  • P.E., Professional Engineer, State of Washington
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Physics and Chemistry, Dickinson College

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2005, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dedicated Service Award

Selected Publications

2017

2016

  • Bamberger JA, and CW Enderlin. 2016. "Experimental Evaluation of Dual-Opposed Jet Mixer Pump Performance for Slurry Mixing." In ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM2016), July 10-14, 2016, Washington, DC, vol. II2, pp. V002T10A002; FEDSM2016-7749.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/FEDSM2016-7749
  • Pease LF, JA Bamberger, LA Mahoney, ST Yokuda, and MJ Minette. 2016. "A Simple Criterion to Estimate Performance of Pulse Jet Mixed Vessels." In Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting FEDSM2016 July 10-14, 2016, Washington, DC, vol. 1B, pp. V01BT24A004, FEDSM2016-7751.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/FEDSM2016-7751

2015

  • Pease LF, JA Bamberger, and MJ Minette. 2015. Implications of Upwells as Hydrodynamic Jets in a Pulse Jet Mixed SystemPNNL-24382; WTP-RPT-239, Rev 0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Bamberger JA, CW Enderlin, MJ Minette, and LK Holton. 2015. "Approach for Configuring a Standardized Vessel for Processing Radioactive Waste Slurries." In ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, Forum on Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation, July 26-31, 2015, Seoul, Korea , vol. 2, no. Paper No. AJKFluids2015-10572, p. V002T10A003.  American Society of Mechanical Engineering, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/AJKFluids2015-10572
  • Bamberger JA, GF Piepel, CW Enderlin, BG Amidan, and A Heredia-Langner. 2015. "Experimental and Measurement Uncertainty Associated with Characterizing Slurry Mixing Performance of Pulsating Jets at Multiple Scales." In ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, Symposium on Uncertainty Quantification in Flow Measurements and Simulations, July 26-31, 2015, Seoul, Korea , vol. 1, no. Paper No. AJKFluids2015-27575, p. V001T27A002.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/AJKFluids2015-27575
  • Wells BE, JA Bamberger, KP Recknagle, CW Enderlin, MJ Minette, and LK Holton. 2015. "Applying Hanford Tank Mixing Data to Define Pulse Jet Mixer Operation." In Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2015), November 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, vol. 7B, no. IMECE2015-50712, p. Paper No. V07BT09A044.  ASME , New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2015-50712

2014

  • Bamberger JA, and CW Enderlin. 2014. "Instrumentation to Monitor Transient Developing Periodic Flow in Newtonian Slurries." In Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (FEDSM2014), August 3-7, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, vol. 2, pp. Paper No. FEDSM2014-22092.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/FEDSM2014-22092

2013

  • Bamberger JA. 2013. "Cyclic Concentration Measurements for Characterizing Pulsating Flow." In Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2013), July 7-11, 2013, Incline Village, Nevada, vol. 2, pp. Paper No. FEDSM2013-16458.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/FEDSM2013-16458
  • Bamberger JA, and CW Enderlin. 2013. "Instrumentation to Monitor Transient Periodic Developing Flow in Non-Newtonian Slurries." In Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2013 ), November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, California, vol. 7B, pp. Paper No. IMECE2013-65374.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2013-65374
  • Kuhn WL, DR Rector, JA Bamberger, and MJ Minette. 2013. "Physical Attributes of Pulse Jet Mixer Operation." In Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2013), July 7-11, 2013, Incline Village, Nevada, vol. 2, no. Flora, pp. V002T11A009; Paper No.FEDSM2013-16459No publisher listed doi:10.1115/FEDSM2013-16459
  • Kuhn WL, DR Rector, SD Rassat, CW Enderlin, MJ Minette, JA Bamberger, GB Josephson, BE Wells, and EJ Berglin. 2013. Scaling Theory for Pulsed Jet Mixed Vessels, Sparging, and Cyclic Feed Transport Systems for SlurriesPNNL-22816, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2012

  • Bamberger JA. 2012. "Evaluation of Pulse Jet Mixer Concentration Profiles to Track Slurry Suspension." In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012 November 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, pp. 2263-2269; Paper No. IMECE2012-88450.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2012-88450
  • Bamberger JA. 2012. "Investigation of Early Dry and Wet/Dry Cooling Studies." In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012 November 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, pp. 743-749; Paper No. IMECE2012-88838.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2012-88838
  • Bamberger JA. 2012. "MULTIPHASE FLOW CONCENTRATION CHARACTERIZATION IN SLURRIES DURING PULSE JET MIXING." In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting. July 8-12, 2012, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, vol. 2: Fora, pp. 279-287; Paper No. FEDSM2012-72466.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/FEDSM2012-72466
  • Bamberger JA, JA Fort, and CW Enderlin. 2012. "Solids Mobilization and Suspension by Dual Opposed Mixing Pumps." In Proceedings of the ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, Forum on Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation, July 24-29, 2011, Hamamatsu, Japan, vol. 2, Fora, pp. 97-109; Paper No. AJK2011-31017.  ASME, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/AJK2011-31017
  • Meyer PA, JA Bamberger, CW Enderlin, JA Fort, BE Wells, SK Sundaram, PA Scott, MJ Minette, GL Smith, CA Burns, MS Greenwood, GP Morgen, EBK Baer, SF Snyder, MK White, GF Piepel, BG Amidan, and A Heredia-Langner. 2012. Pulse Jet Mixing Tests With Noncohesive SolidsPNNL-18098 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2011

  • Enderlin CW, JR Bontha, JA Bamberger, and F Nigl. 2011. "NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID CAVERN AND NEWTONIAN CLOUD HEIGHT TESTS TO CHARACTERIZE PULSE JET MIXER OPERATION." In Proceedings of ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference July 24-29, 2011, Hamamatsu, JAPAN, vol. 2, no. Fora, pp. 135-154; Paper No. AJK2011-31025.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/AJK2011-31025
  • Bamberger JA, MJ Minette, PA Meyer, JA Fort, and EBK Baer. 2011. "Assessment of Prototypic and Closed Loop Operation during Pulse Jet Mixer Tests with Non-Cohesive Solids to Develop Scale-up Relationships." In Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2011, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, vol. 6, pp. 379-391; Paper No. IMECE2011-63793.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2011-63793
  • Gauglitz PA, LA Mahoney, J Blanchard, and JA Bamberger. 2011. Surface Tension Estimates for Droplet Formation in Slurries with Low Concentrations of Hydrophobic Particles, Polymer Flocculants or Surface-Active ContaminantsPNNL-20466, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2010

  • Bamberger JA, and PA Meyer. 2010. "Concentration Distributions during Pulse Jet Mixing." In Proceedings of the Proceedings of ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting and 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, August 1-5, 2010, Montreal, Canada, pp. Paper No. FEDSM-ICNMM2010-31314.  ASME , New York, NY. 
  • Amidan BG, GF Piepel, A Heredia-Langner, PA Meyer, BE Wells, JA Fort, JA Bamberger, and WL Kuhn. 2010. "A STATISTICAL INTELLIGENCE (STI) APPROACH TO DISCOVERING SPURIOUS CORRELATION IN A PHYSICAL MODEL AND RESOLVING THE PROBLEM WITH AN EXAMPLE OF DESIGNING A PULSE JET MIXING SYSTEM AT HANFORD." In Proceedings of PVP2010: ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference Pressure Vessel Technology for Energy Challenge, July 18-22, 2010, Bellevue, Washington, pp. Paper No. PVP2010-25817.  ASME , New York, NY. 
  • Bamberger JA, CW Enderlin, and S Tzemos. 2010. "Air Sparging for Mixing Non-Newtonian Slurries." In ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, Canada, vol. 7, pp. 645-651; Paper No. IMECE2010-40833No publisher listed doi:10.1115/IMECE2010-40833
  • Bamberger JA, MS Greenwood, BD Lawler, SK Sundaram, EBK Baer, BK Hatchell, DF Hopkins, LJ Kirihara, MS Pekour, S Sande, XY Yu, and N Zuljevic. 2010. "EVALUATING CONCENTRATION PROFILES DURING UNSTEADY MIXING." In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009 (IMECE2009), November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, vol. 8, pp. 1-10.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY. 
  • Bamberger JA, PA Meyer, PA Scott, HE Adkins, Jr, BE Wells, J Blanchard, KM Denslow, MS Greenwood, GP Morgen, CA Burns, and JR Bontha. 2010. Hanford Tank Farms Waste Certification Flow Loop Test Plan PNNL-18936, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Fort JA, PA Meyer, JA Bamberger, CW Enderlin, PA Scott, MJ Minette, and PA Gauglitz. 2010. "Scaled Testing to Evaluate Pulse Jet Mixer Performance in Waste Treatment Plant Mixing Vessels." In 36th Annual Radioactive Waste Management Symposium, (WM 2010), March 7-11, 2010, Phoenix, AZ, vol. 2, pp. 1405-1419.  Waste Management Symposia, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 
  • Gauglitz PA, BE Wells, JA Bamberger, JA Fort, J Chun, and JWJ Jenks. 2010. The Role of Cohesive Particle Interactions on Solids Uniformity and Mobilization During Jet Mixing: Testing RecommendationsPNNL-19245, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Meyer PA, EBK Baer, JA Bamberger, JA Fort, and MJ Minette. 2010. Assessment of Differences in Phase 1 and Phase 2 Test Observations for Waste Treatment Plant Pulse Jet Mixer Tests with Non-Cohesive SolidsPNNL-19085 Rev 0; WTP-RPT-208, Rev. 0 , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

  • Bamberger JA, and PA Meyer. 2009. "Investigating Using Oscillating Jets for Fluid Mixing." In Proceedings of IMECE2008: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition Massachusetts, USA , vol. 10, no. Part A, pp. 259-268.  ASME, New York. 
  • Bamberger JA, MS Greenwood, GW Morgan, PA Meyer, EBK Baer, MJ Minette, and PA Scott. 2009. "IN SITU MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR CHARACTERIZING PULSE JET MIXING OF SLURRIES." In Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM 2009), vol. 2, pp. 57-70.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY. 
  • Bamberger JA, PA Meyer, CW Enderlin, JA Fort, BE Wells, MJ Minette, CA Burns, EBK Baer, DE Eakin, MR Elmore, and SF Snyder. 2009. "SCALED EXPERIMENTS EVALUATING PULSE JET MIXING OF SLURRIES." In ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2009), November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA , vol. 9, pp. 1803-1818.  ASME , New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2009-12264
  • Meyer PA, JA Bamberger, CW Enderlin, JA Fort, BE Wells, SK Sundaram, PA Scott, MJ Minette, GL Smith, CA Burns, MS Greenwood, GP Morgen, EBK Baer, SF Snyder, M White, GF Piepel, BG Amidan, A Heredia-Langner, SA Bailey, JC Bower, KM Denslow, DE Eakin, MR Elmore, PA Gauglitz, AD Guzman, BK Hatchell, DF Hopkins, DE Hurley, MD Johnson, LJ Kirihara, BD Lawler, JS Loveland, OD Mullen, MS Pekour, TJ Peters, PJ Robinson, MS Russcher, S Sande, C Santoso, SV Shoemaker, SM Silva, DE Smith, YF Su, JJ Toth, JD Wiberg, XY Yu, and N Zuljevic. 2009. Pulse Jet Mixing Tests With Noncohesive SolidsPNNL-18098, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2008

  • Bamberger JA, PA Meyer, JR Bontha, JA Fort, F Nigl, JM Bates, CW Enderlin, ST Yokuda, DE Kurath, AP Poloski, HD Smith, GL Smith, and MA Gerber. 2008. "EVALUATING PULSE JET MIXING WITH NON-NEWTONIAN SLURRIES." In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007, vol. 8, no. Part B, pp. 1909-1930.  American Society Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY. 

2007

2006

  • Bamberger JA. 2006. "Using Ultrasound to Characterize Pulp Slurries with Entrained Air." In Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, July 17-20, 2006, Miami, Florida, vol. 2, ASME, New York. 
  • Pfund DM, MS Greenwood, JA Bamberger, and RA Pappas. 2006. "Inline Ultrasonic Rheometry by Pulsed Doppler." Ultrasonics 44(2006):e477- e482.  doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2006.05.027
  • Greenwood MS, JD Adamson, and JA Bamberger. 2006. "Long-Path Measurements of Ultrasonic Attentuation and Velocity for Very Dilute Slurries and Liquids and detection of contaminates." Ultrasonics 44(Suppl. 1):e461-e466. 
  • Meyer PA, DE Kurath, JA Bamberger, SM Barnes, and AW Etchells. 2006. "Scaling Laws for Reduced-Scale Tests of Pulse Jet Mixing Systems in Non-Newtonian Slurries: Mixing Cavern Behavior." In WM'06, the 32nd Waste Management Conference, February 26-March 2, 2006, Tucson, AZ, p. 14 pages.  WM Symposia, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 

2005

  • Bamberger JA, and MS Greenwood. 2005. "Evaluation of Ultrasonic Methods for In-Situ Real-Time Characterization of Drilling Mud." In Proceedings of FEDSM2005. ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and Exhibition June 19-23, 2005, Houston, TX, USA , vol. 2, pp. 499-504.  Amer. Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York. 

2004

  • Bamberger JA, and JA Glissmeyer. 2004. Release Fraction EvaluationPNNL-14545, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Bamberger JA, and MS Greenwood. 2004. "Measuring fluid and slurry density and solids concentration non-invasively ." Ultrasonics 42(1-9):563-567. 
  • Bamberger JA, and MS Greenwood. 2004. "Non-invasive characterization of fluid foodstuffs based on ultrasonic measurements." Food Research International 37:621-625. 
  • Bamberger JA, and MS Greenwood. 2004. "Using ultrasonic attenuation to monitor slurry mixing in real time." Ultrasonics 42(1-9):145-148. 
  • Bamberger JA, DS Daly, RS Brown, JA Vucelick, DK Tano, KK Anderson, and AA Diaz. 2004. "Using Radiofrequency Tags to Assess Mixing in Fluids." In Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing (WCNDT 2004), August 30 - September 2, 2004, Montreal, Canada.  Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 
  • Greenwood MS, and JA Bamberger. 2004. "Self-Calibrating Sensor for Measuring Density through Stainless Steel Pipeline Wall." Journal of Fluids Engineering--Transactions of the ASME 126(2):189-192. 
  • Greenwood MS, and JA Bamberger. 2004. "Self-Calibrating Sensor for Measuring Density through Stainless Steel Pipeline Wall." Journal of Fluids Engineering--Transactions of the ASME 126(2):189-192.  doi:10.1115/1.1677462

2003

  • Bond LJ, M Morra, MS Greenwood, JA Bamberger, and RA Pappas. 2003. "Ultrasonic Technologies for Advanced Process Monitoring, Measurement, and Control." In IMTC/03, Proceedings of the 20th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, vol. 2, pp. 1288-1293.  I E E E, Piscataway, NJ. 

2002

  • Bamberger JA, and MS Greenwood. 2002. "USING ULTRASONIC SIGNAL REFLECTION TO CHARACTERIZE THE DENSITY AND VISCOSITY OF FLUIDS AND SLURRIES." In ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Fluids Engineering. November 1722, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, ed. 331-335; Paper No. IMECE2002-32238.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2002-32238
  • Bamberger JA, CJ Bates, JM Bates, and M White. 2002. Evaluation of the TORE(R)Lance for Radioactive Waste Mobilization and Retrieval from Underground Storage TanksPNNL-14048, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Greenwood MS, and JA Bamberger. 2002. "Measurement of viscosity and shear wave velocity of a liquid or slurry for on-line process control." Ultrasonics 39(9):623-630. 
  • Greenwood MS, and JA Bamberger. 2002. "Self-Calibrating Sensor for Measuring Density Through Stainless Steel Pipeline Wall." In ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 17-22, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 15-18; Paper No. IMECE2002-39693.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/IMECE2002-39693

2001

2000

1999

  • Greenwood MS, JR Skorpik, JA Bamberger, and RV Harris. 1999. "On-line ultrasonic density sensor for process control of liquids and slurries." Ultrasonics 37(2):159-171. 
  • Veltkamp DJ, SD Doherty, BB Anderson, M Koch, LJ Bond, LW Burgess, JR, AH Ullman, JA Bamberger, and MS Greenwood. 1999. "Process Analytical Chemistry." Analytical Chemistry 73(12):121R-180R. 

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