John Brockman
Associate Professor
204 Schlundt


BS, Truman State University 2001
PhD, University of Missouri – Columbia, 2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Missouri Research Reactor 2006-2008

Professional Experience: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri Research Reactor, 2006-2008
Assistant Research Professor, University of Missouri Research Reactor, 2008-2016
Associate Research Professor, University of Missouri Research Reactor, 2016 – 2018
Associate Chemistry Professor, University of Missouri, 2018 – present    


The Brockman group works on problems in diverse fields that benefit from radio-analytical techniques.  Currently, the group is working on problems in pre and post detonation nuclear forensic analysis, trace element epidemiology, and nuclear engineering. 

Select Publications

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1.            Agarwal, P.; Brockman, J. D.; Wang, Y.; Schneider, J. A.; Morris, M. C., Brain Bromine Levels Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease Neuropathology. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2020, 73 (1), 327-332.

2.            Amy Hall, D. A. G., Richard Ferrieri, John Brockman, James E Bevins, Development of an Experimentally Validated MCNP6 Model for 11C Production via the 14N(p,α) Reaction Using a GE PETtrace Cyclotron. Nuclear Technology 2020.

3.            Ayton, S.; Wang, Y.; Diouf, I.; Schneider, J. A.; Brockman, J.; Morris, M. C.; Bush, A. I., Brain iron is associated with accelerated cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer pathology. Molecular psychiatry 2020, 25 (11), 2932-2941.

4.            Barber, R.; Nguyen, Q.; Brockman, J.; Gahl, J.; Kwon, J., Thermal neutron transmutation doping of GaN semiconductors. Scientific Reports 2020, 10, 16295.

5.            Bradley, V. C.; Manard, B. T.; Roach, B. D.; Metzger, S. C.; Rogers, K. T.; Ticknor, B. W.; Wysor, S. K.; Brockman, J. D.; Hexel, C. R., Rare earth element determination in uranium ore concentrates using online and offline chromatography coupled to ICP-MS. Minerals 2020, 10 (1), 55.

6.            Xu, L.; Cao, J.; Brockman, J.; Cazzaniga, C.; Frost, C.; Wen, S.-J.; Fung, R.; Bhuva, B. L. In Thermal neutron induced soft errors in 7-nm bulk FinFET node, 2020 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), IEEE: 2020; pp 1-5.

7.            Bellrichard, M.; Snider, C.; Kuroki, K.; Brockman, J.; Grant, D. A.; Grant, S. A., The use of gold nanoparticles in improving ACL graft performance in an ovine model. Journal of Biomaterials Applications 2021, 08853282211039179.

8.            Bradley, V.; Weilert, T.; Brockman, J., Innovative high-temperature ammonium bifluoride fusion and rapid analysis of elements with nuclear forensic value. Talanta 2021, 221, 121622.

9.            Lu, L.; Chen, C.; Li, Y.; Guo, W.; Zhang, S.; Brockman, J.; Shikany, J. M.; Kahe, K., Magnesium intake is inversely associated with risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among American adults. European journal of nutrition 2021, 1-10.

10.          Martinez, N. E.; Jokisch, D. W.; Dauer, L. T.; Eckerman, K. F.; Goans, R. E.; Brockman, J. D.; Tolmachev, S. Y.; Avtandilashvili, M.; Mumma, M. T.; Boice Jr, J. D., Radium dial workers: back to the future. International Journal of Radiation Biology 2021, 1-19.

11.          Mattern, L.; Chen, C.; McClure, L. A.; Brockman, J.; Cushman, M.; Judd, S.; Kahe, K., Serum Zinc Levels and Incidence of Ischemic Stroke: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study. Stroke 2021, STROKEAHA. 120.033187.

12.          Walton, K. L.; Jacobson, N. S.; Kowalski, B. A.; Brockman, J. D.; Loyalka, S. K., Sorption isosteres and isotherms of silver on NBG-17 graphite. Journal of Nuclear Materials 2021, 557, 153264.

13.          Weilert, T.; Walton, K.; Loyalka, S.; Brockman, J., Measurement of effective Sr diffusion coefficients in IG-110 graphite. Journal of Nuclear Materials 2021, 153102.

14.          Weilert, T.; Walton, K.; Loyalka, S.; Brockman, J., Effective Diffusivity of Ag and Migration of Pd in IG-110 Graphite. Journal of Nuclear Materials 2021, 153427.

15.          Yang, K.; Chen, C.; Brockman, J.; Shikany, J. M.; He, K., Low-and moderate-levels of arsenic exposure in young adulthood and incidence of chronic kidney disease: Findings from the CARDIA Trace Element Study. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology 2021, 63, 126657.