Alumni: Ph. D. Recipients

Dr. William Steinberger

William Steinberger

Current Employment: Siemens Medical Solutions

Thesis Title: A Handheld Dual Particle Imager for Imaging and Characterizing Special Nuclear Material

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2021

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2019

B.S. Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, 2016

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Dr. Michael Hua

Michael Hua

Current employment: Helion

Thesis title: Advances in Microscopic, Time-Correlated Neutron Noise Techniques

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2021

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2020

B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2018


Dr. Cameron Miller

Cameron Miller

Current employment: Program/Technical Analyst (SETA) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Thesis title: Improved Active Interrogation Methods for Nuclear Nonproliferation Applications

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2019

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2014

B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2013


Dr. Tony Shin

Tony Shin

Current employment: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Thesis title: Fast-Neutron Multiplicity Counting Techniques for Nuclear Safeguards Applications

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2019

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2015

B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2014


Dr. Jennifer Arthur

Jennifer Arthur

Current employment: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Thesis title: Subcritical Neutron Multiplication Inference Measurements for Nuclear Data and Computational Methods Validation

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2018

B.S. Nuclear and Radiological Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2014


Dr. Ciara Sivels

Ciara Sivels

Current employment: Johns Hopkins University

Thesis title: Development of an Advanced Radioxenon Detector for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2018

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2015

S.B. Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2013


Dr. Matthew Marcath

Matthew Marcath

Current employment: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Thesis title: Measured and simulated prompt fission neutron and photon correlations

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2018

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2014

B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2012


Dr. Charles Sosa

Charles Sosa

Current employment: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.

Thesis title: The Importance of Light Collection Efficiency in Radiation Detection Systems that use Organic Scintillators

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2018

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2015

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering at the City College of New York, USA, 2011


Dr. Mark Norsworthy

Mark Norsworthy

Current employment: Remote Sensing Laboratory, Nellis

Thesis title: Semiempirical Models of Organic Scintillator Response to Neutron Interactions on Hydrogen and Carbon

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2017

S.M. Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010

S.B. Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010


Dr. Mateusz Monterial

Mateusz Monterial

Current employment: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Thesis title: Measuring Fission Chain Dynamics Through Inter-event Timing of Correlated Particles

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2017

B.S. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Florida, USA, 2012


Dr. Marc Ruch

Marc Ruch

Current employment: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Thesis title: Silicon Photomultipliers for Compact Neutron Scatter Cameras

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2017

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at The University of Michigan, USA, 2014

B.S.E. Chemical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, 2012


Dr. Michael Hamel

Michael Hamel

Current employment: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque (SNL)

Thesis title: A Stochastic Imaging Technique for Spatio-Spectral Characterization of Special Nuclear Material

Ph.D Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2017

Graduate Certificate – Science, Technology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, USA, 2015

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2012

B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2011


Dr. Marc Paff

Marc Paff

Current employment: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Thesis title: Organic Scintillation Detectors for Spectroscopic Radiation Portal Monitors

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2017

B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University, USA, 2011


Dr. Kyle Polack

Kyle Polack

Current employment: Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (SNL)

Thesis title: A Maximum-Likelihood Approach for Localizing and Characterizing Special Nuclear Material with a Dual-Particle Imager

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2016

M.S.E. Electrical Engineering – Systems at the University of Michigan, USA, 2014

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2011

B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2010


Dr. Bruce Pierson 

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2016


Dr. Alexis C. Trahan

Alexis C. Trahan

Current employment: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Thesis title: Utilization of the Differential Die-Away Self-Interrogation Technique for Characterization of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2016

B.S. Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2011

M.S. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science at the University of Michigan, USA, 2012 


Dr. Mark M. Bourne 


Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2016

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2010


Dr. Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere

Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere

Current employment: INVIA Medical Imaging Solutions

Thesis title: Development of a Dual-Particle Imaging System for Nonproliferation Applications

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2015


Dr. Christopher C. Lawrence 

Christopher C. Lawrence

Current employment: Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Thesis title: Neutron Spectrum Unfolding with Organic Scintillators for Arms-control Verification 

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2014

M.S. Physics at Michigan State University, 2009

B.S. Physics at the University of Michigan, 2007


Dr. Jennifer L. Dolan

Jennifer L. Dolan

Current employment: UM Medical Physics Residency

Thesis title: Safeguarding Special Nuclear Material by Detecting Fast Neutrons in Liquid Scintillators

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2013

M.S.E Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2009


Dr. Eric C. Miller

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2012

M.S.E Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2010

B.S.E Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2008


Dr. Shikha Prasad

Shikha Prasad

Current employment: Assistant professor at TAMU

Thesis title:  MCNPX-PoliMi Variance Reduction Techniques for Simulating Neutron Scintillation Detector Response

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2012

M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA, 2007