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Michael Moore

PhD Candidate


Michael Moore is a nuclear engineering doctoral student at the University of Tennessee. He is investigating, designing and demonstrating neutron scattering instrumentation for high spatial and temporal resolution imaging at neutron science facilities as a graduate research assistant. In 2014, he was funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program to conduct nuclear forensics research with ORNL. He continued to work with the Nuclear Security Modeling Group, through 2015, with the support of the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Program. As a student researcher, he supported tasks for DTRA, DOE/NNSA (NA-22) & DHS as part of ORNL’s fallout research program. In 2016, he continues to collaborate with scientists at HFIR to develop and test novel scintillator designs for his doctoral research. He received a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015, and is working towards both an MS and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has experience with radiation detection instrumentation, non-destructive analysis, effects and physics of nuclear weapons and fallout, nuclear engineering science, nuclear security analysis, neutron scattering and synchrotron-radiation research.

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