ABOUT MY RESEARCH
My work at UC Berkeley focuses on developing advanced gamma-ray imaging technologies which fuse gamma-ray data with scene data from LIDAR, GPS and stereoscopic cameras to create 3D maps of radiation environments.
My work with industry, university groups and nonprofits includes the following:
Worked with Phoenix Nuclear Labs to develop nondestructive testing tools for fuel rods (research with Phoenix Nuclear Labs, see US patent application US20170358375A1)
Designed, built and deployed a whole-body counter to determine Cs-137 body burdens in wild dogs living in the Chernobyl exclusion zone
Developed radiation dose prediction tools for the A3/A3R satellite launched by Planetary Resources in 2015
Co-developed a means of testing neutron-induced single-event upset susceptibility in semiconductors while at Boeing R&D
Developed, wind-tunnel tested and deployed a system for rocket attitude control based on dielectric-barrier discharge plasmas
Worked with R. Tubbs to design and build an ultra compact, high-current ion source for a beam-on-target neutron generator.
Developed 3D coded-aperture reconstruction code for the POLARIS-LAMP imager.
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate student, Nuclear Engineering
Zero-Knowledge Warhead Verification
Assisted in the development of a zero-knowledge template verification system for nuclear warheads using epithermal neutrons.
Static CT imaing
Designed and built HV and vacuum hardware for a non-rotating CT system using distributed x-ray sources.
2013 - 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate, Nuclear Science and Engineering