News

  • July 2014 – Congratulations to Marc Paff for winning best paper at the 2014 INMM annual meeting in the Nuclear Security and Protection Division and to Alexis Kaplan for winner best paper in the Materials control and accountability division.
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  • September 2012 – DNNG would like to welcome Michael Hamel, Matthew Marcath, Mateusz Monterial, Marc Ruch, Alicia Salazar and Charles Sosa as its newest PhD students.
  • August 2012 – Eric Miller has passed his thesis defense and received his PhD. Well done Dr. Miller!
  • August 2012 – Shikha Prasad has passed her thesis defense and is the first student from DNNG to receive her PhD. Congratulations Dr. Prasad!
  • July 2012 – The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management recognizes Sara Pozzi with an Edway R. Johnson Meritorious Service Award at the 53rd Annual Meeting for her technical research and mentoring of university students and young professionals in nuclear materials management.
  • July 2012 – Eric Miller took second place for the J. D. Williams Student Paper Award at the INMM 53rd Annual Meeting.
  • July 2012 – Eric Miller is a recipient of the Academic Research Initiative Student Oral Presentation Award.
  • July 2012 – Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere is a recipient of the Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant for the 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium.
  • April 2012 – Prof. Pozzi is the recipient of the 2012 NERS Outstanding Achievement Award.
  • April 2012 – Mark Norsworthy has received the 2012-2013 ANS Walter Meyer Scholarship.
  • March 2012 – Jennifer Dolan received the Susan Lipschutz Award, awarded
    to a Rackham student who has demonstrated exceptional scholarly
    achievement, a sense of social responsibility and an interest in the
    success of women in the academic community.
  • January 2012 – Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere was accepted to the Ph.D. program.
  • December 2011 – Syed Naeem joined DNNG as a Post-Doc.
  • December 2011 – Marek Flaska became an editor of the Central European Journal of Engineering (CEJE) in Nuclear Engineering (http://versita.com/ceje/editors/).
  • September 2011 – Alexis Kaplan, Mark Paff and Kyle Polack are DNNG’s newest PhD students!
  • October 30-November 6, 2010 – Mark Bourne, Jennifer Dolan, Eric Miller, Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere, Chris Lawrence, and Shikha Prasad are traveling to the IEEE conference in Knoxville, TN to present their research results.
  • September 2010 – Graduate students David Genevich, Kiyotaka Ide, Mark Norsworthy, and Kyle Polack have joined DNNG. Welcome students!
  • September 2010 – Undergraduate students Matthew Marcath, Amy Meldrum, and Akshay Kini have joined DNNG as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Welcome students!
  • September 6, 2010 – Andreas Enqvist was awarded the Sigvard Eklund prize for his PhD-thesis. Congratulations Andreas!
  • May 15, 2010 – Jennifer Dolan was selected as a recipient of the Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations Jennifer!
  • April 27, 2010 – Marek Flaska presented the invited talk “Nuclear Nonproliferation in USA” at the Slovak Nuclear Society’s Annual Meeting in Casta-Papiernicka, Slovakia
  • April 21, 2010 – Sara Pozzi presented the invited talk “Recent Advances and Upcoming Challenges in Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and the Prevention of Nuclear Terrorism” at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • April 11-14, 2010 – Professor Pozzi presented the status of the Academic Research Initiative project funded by DNDO/NSF titled “New Detectors, Electronics, and Algorithms for Fast Neutron Spectroscopy in a Scalable Measurement Platform” at the 2010 ARI Grantees Conference held in Alexandria, VA. The project is a collaboration including University of Michigan Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Physical Departments. Postdoctoral Fellow Mitaire Ojaruega and graduate students Jennifer Dolan, Chris Lawrence, Eric Miller, and Mark Bourne presented research results in poster presentations
  • April 8-10, 2010 – Various members of the group presented their work at the ANS Student Conference
  • April 1, 2010 – Andreas Enqvist joined as postdoctoral research follow. Welcome Andreas!
  • November 16, 2009 – Congratulations to First Place Winner DNNG student Jennifer Dolan for the paper “N13-232: J. L. Dolan, M. Flaska, S. A. Pozzi, D. L. Chichester, Comparison of Passive Measurements on Well-Described Mixed-Oxide Fuel Pins for Nuclear Safeguards Applications” Presented at the IEEE/NSS conference in October, 2009!
  • November 11, 2009 – Congratulations to Jennifer Dolan and Eric Miller on Best Student Paper Awards at the INMM Central Region Chapter Meeting!
  • September 2009 – Congratulations to Shaun Clarke on his promotion to Assistant Research Scientist with the DNNG!
  • August 2009 – Congratulations to Jennifer Dolan and Scott Ambers on receiving student paper awards at the INMM annual meeting held in Tucson, AZ!
  • June 2009 – Mary Kate Mitchell (high school student) joined our group. Welcome Mary Kate!
  • May 19, 2009 – Our paper, “The Detection Statistics of Neutrons and Photons Emitted from a Fissile Sample” by A. Enqvist, I. Pazsit, and S. A. Pozzi was accepted for publication on Nuclear Instruments and Methods A.
  • May 18, 2009 – Eric Miller was selected as a recipient of the Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations Eric!
  • May 2009 – Sara Pozzi and Shaun Clarke co-chaired a session at the ANS M&C 2009 conference in Saratoga Springs.
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  • May 2009 – Scott Ambers, Eric Miller, Mark Bourne, and Andreas Enqvist presented papers at the ANS M&C 2009 conference in Saratoga Springs. Well done everyone!
  • April 2009 – Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere joined our group from the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology, France. Welcome Alexis!
  • April 2009 – Marek Flaska co-chaired a session at the NPIC & HMIT conference in Knoxville.
  • December 22, 2008 – Sara Pozzi presented the invited talk “Recent Advances and Upcoming Challenges in Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and the Prevention of Nuclear Terrorism” at the workshop “A New Model for U.S.-Russian Nonproliferation and Antiterrorism Cooperation,” Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia, December 15-16, 2008.
  • October 17, 2008 – Our paper titled “Digital Pulse Shape Analysis for the Capture-Gated Liquid Scintillator BC-523”, by M. Flaska and S. A. Pozzi was accepted for publication on Nuclear Instruments and Methods A.
  • September 22, 2008 – Our paper titled “Monte Carlo Perturbation Analysis of Photonuclear Cross-Section Data”, by S. D. Clarke, S. A. Pozzi, M. Flaska, and T. J. Downar, was one of 24 selected out of over 300 PHYSOR 08 papers for the special issue of Annals of Nuclear Energy.
  • September 20, 2008 – Bill Walsh (NERS senior) joined our group, welcome Bill!
  • September 15, 2008 – Welcome UROP students Lu Huang, Ben Dennis, and Paul Stanfield ! – Welcome UROP students Lu Huang, Ben Dennis, and Paul Stanfield!
  • September 1, 2008 – Welcome graduate students Jennifer Dolan and Ben Maestas!
  • August 4, 2008 – The paper “Sensitivity of Photoneutron Production to Perturbations in Cross-Section Data”, by S. D. Clarke, S. A. Pozzi, E. Padovani, and T. J. Downar, is in press on Nuclear Science and Engineering.
  • July 11, 2008 – The paper “Measurement and Simulation of Neutron/Gamma Ray Cross-Correlation Functions from Spontaneous Fission,” by A. Enqvist, M. Flaska, and S. A. Pozzi, is in press on Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Section A.
  • June 15, 2008 – Sara Pozzi is organizing and chairing a session on modeling for homeland security at the upcoming CAARI conference, which will be held in Fort Worth, TX on August 10-15, 2008.
  • May 30, 2008 – Scott Ambers (NERS rising senior) joined our research group. Welcome Scott!
  • April 9, 2008 – Our paper titled “Monte Carlo and analytical models of neutron detection with organic scintillation detectors” made the “Top 25 Hottest Articles” on Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A.
  • April 7, 2008 – Mark Bourne (NERS junior) will be working with us this summer on a project titled “Monte Carlo Simulations for a Portable Gamma Ray Detector.”
    Welcome Mark!
  • April 5, 2008 – Jennifer Dolan (graduating senior) joined our group
  • March 27, 2008 – Eric Miller and Diana Li (both seniors) started working on research projects with our group. Welcome Eric and Diana!
  • March 15, 2008 – Sara Pozzi is organizing a session titled “Physics and Modeling” at the upcoming CAARI conference.