Nuclear Nonproliferators



(L-R) Paul Gilbreath, Corey Vowell, Adam Hecht, James Cole, Lena Heffern, Rick Blakeley



Marcus Gagliardi (former post doc), Rick Blakeley, Erin Vaughan, Adam Hecht at the TEAMS detector test site at the Sandia National Lab/Kirtland Air Force Base site.



Picture of Drew Mader (left) and Rick Blakeley (right)


Graduate students on Fission Fragment Spectrometer team:
Rick Blakeley Ph.D. student
Work on heavy ion tranmission time-of-flight for fission fragment spectrometer.
M.S. thesis completed 2013, continuing work on Ph.D.
Thesis online at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/23167
Phoenix Baldez Ph.D. student

Graduate student on AlSb thin film room temperature radiation detection project:
Eduardo Padilla Ph.D. student

Graduate student on spectroscopic nuclide identification in mixed nuclide field and verying noise background:
Adam Morton Ph.D. student

Sean Fournier M.S. student (returned post B.S.)
UV imaging of air near radioactive sources

Undergraduate Student:
Nathan Gale B.S. student on gamma spatial imaging project


Picture yourself here.


Graduates:
Shelby Fellows M.S. summer 2017
Optimization and characterization of time-of-flight for fission fragment spectrometer

Joe Morris Ph.D. May 2017
Optical Assessment of Neutron Damage through Refractive Index

Sara Pelka M.S. May 2017
Optical Assessment of Radiation Damage through Color Center Formation

Erin Vaughan Ph.D. 2016
Work on AlSb for room temperature gamma ray detector
PhD Dissertation online at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/33059
Thesis online at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/23631

James Cole M.S. 2016
Work on ionization chamber developement for the UNM Fission Fragment Spectrometer.
Thesis not yet online
Currently working at Los Alamos National Laboratory in NEN Nonproliferation Division

Lena Heffern M.S. 2015
Work on ionization chamber development for the UNM Fission Fragment Spectrometer.
Thesis online at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/27934
Currently working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Farhod Bahritdinov B.S. 2014
Work on calculations and programming for data acquisition.

Drew Mader M.S. 2013
Work on ionization chamber development for UNM Fission Fragment Spectrometer.
Thesis online at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/23284
Currently working at Seagate Corporation


Tyler Alecksen M.S. 2010
Work on positional detection correlation for three dimensional radiation localization and environmental remediation.
Thesis online at http://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/11075
See presentation at SORMA 2010 conference, May 2010.
Currently working at Environmental Restoration Group, Inc.


Sean Fournier B.S. 2010
Work on proton radiation therapy dose distribution simulations for medical physics.
Please see UNM Particle Therapy Group
Currently working at Sandia National Laboratories