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Craig  Marianno

Craig Marianno

Deputy Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Email:  marianno@tamu.edu
Phone:  979.845.6093
Office:  AIEN M310
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Dr. Craig Marianno's areas of interest include nuclear counter terrorism, nuclear instrumentation development, exercise development, radiological consequence management and environmental health physics. From 2000 - 2009 Dr. Marianno worked for the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) and served in many of the National Nuclear Security Administration's emergency response teams. He has been a member and team lead for the Nuclear/Radiological Advisory Team (NRAT), Capital Region Search Team (CRST), Aerial Measurements System (AMS), Consequence Management Response Team (CMRT), Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) Search Response Team (SRT) and a Captain on the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP). He was responsible for generating the dose assessment and geographic data sets for every Nuclear Power plant exercise in which the DOE participates from 2004 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he managed the engineering group responsible for developing custom instrumentation for the detection of radiation in unique environments. He has a Bachelor's in Physics from the University of California at Davis, a Master's in Radiological Health Sciences from Colorado State and a PhD in Radiation Health Physics from Oregon State. He is a Certified Health Physicist, a member of the Health Physics Society and a member of the Society's Homeland Security Committee.

 

NSSPI Publications

  1. S.S. Chirayath, C.M. Marianno, C,A. Gariazzo and K.H. Ragusa, "Ten years of Nuclear Security Education, Research and Training at Texas A&M University ," ANS Topical Meeting: Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference (ANTPC), Santa Fe, NM, USA, 25-30 September 2016.
  2. T.W Jacomb-Hood, C. M. Marianno, B. A. Van Devender, J. E. Fast, "Ultra-high Rate Gamma Spectroscopy for Post-detonation Nuclear Forensics," National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center Annual Academic-Laboratory Collaboration and Technical Advancement Program Review. Los Alamos, NM. August 1st-4th, 2016.
  3. C. Gariazzo, S. Chirayath, C.M. Marianno, M. Shah, and D.M. Trombetta, "Developing a Radiological Surveillance Education Exercise at Texas A&M University," 57th Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Atlanta, Georgia, 24-28 July 2016.
  4. J. Trevino, C. Marianno, J. Poston, and J. Ford, "Calculation of Scaled Dose Rate Conversion Factors for Search and Rescue Dogs," 61st Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS), Spokane, Washington, 17-21 July 2016.
  5. C. Marianno, J.T. Falkner, T. Jacomb-Hood, J. Trevino, L. Dromgoole, M. Shah, M. Boyd, G. Emory, D. Murchison, "Mobile Radiation Detection Security Sweeps as Teaching Tool," 61st Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS), Spokane, Washington, 17-21 July 2016.
  6. L.E. Dromgoole, C.M. Marianno, and J.W. Poston, "Preliminary Dose Assessment for Emergency Response Exercise at Disaster City Using Unsealed Radioactive Contamination," 61st Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS), Spokane, Washington, 17-21 July 2016.
  7. J.L. Rogers, C.M. Marianno, G. Kallenbach, J.F. Trevino , "Modeling Study of a Proposed Field Calibration Source Using K-40 And High-Z Targets for Sodium Iodide Detectors," Journal of Health Physics 10:6 (2016).
  8. J.L. Erchinger, J.L. Orrell, M. Douglas, C.E. Aalseth, B.E. Bernacki, E.S. Fuller, M.E. Keillor, C.M. Marianno, C.A. Mullen, "Initial Background Evaluation of an Ultra-Low Background Liquid Scintillation Counter," Poster. 2016 IEEE Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications, Berkeley, CA, 22-26 May 2016.
  9. M.D. Shah, C.M. Marianno, and S.P. Khatri, "The Neutron Detector Using Radiation Integrated Circuits," Poster. 2016 IEEE Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications, Berkeley, CA, 22-26 May 2016.
  10. T.W. Jacomb-Hood, C.M. Marianno, J.E. Fast, B.A. Van Devender, "An Overview of the Ultra-high Rate Germanium Detector," 2016 South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society (STC-HPS) Student Presentation and Annual Business Meeting, Bryan, Texas, 16 April 2016.
  11. C.M. Marianno and C. Arnett, "TAMU Texas Engineering Extension Service at the Disaster City & The Emergency Operations Training Center," 5th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards, 21 February – 3 March, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.
  12. R. Elmore, I. Osborne-Lee, R. Wilkins, B. Gersey, and C. Marianno, "Answering the Scientific National Security Call in Nuclear Forensics: The Prairie View A&M University Approach to the Nuclear Forensics for Minority Serving Institutions Partnership," 2015 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Washington, DC, November 8-12, 2015.
  13. W.A. Wilde, R.R. Murphy, D.A. Shell, and C.M. Marianno , "Man-Packable Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Radiation Localization and Forensics," 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robots, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 18-20, 2015.
  14. M.B. Fitzmaurice, C.M. Marianno, and A.A. Solodov , "Developing a Methodology for Determination of Elemental Composition of Shielding Materials," Journal of Health Physics 109:4 (2016).
  15. Shah, M., Marianno, C., Khatri, S. , "An Increase in Optical Photon Collection Efficiency of a Sodium Iodide Crystal ," Health Physics Society 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 12-16 July 2015.
  16. Daniel Hellfeld, Steven Dazeley, Adam Bernstein, Craig Marianno. , "Nuclear Reactor Antineutrino Directionality via Elastic Electron Scattering in a Gd-doped Water Cherenkov Detector," INMM 56th Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, California, 12-16 July 2015.
  17. Trevino, J., Marianno, C., Poston Sr., J., Ford, J., Bissett, W. , "Post RDD-Scenario Dosimetry of Search and Rescue Dogs," Health Physics Society 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 12-16 July 2015.
  18. C.M. Marianno, "Terrorist Threat and Consequence Management in Radiological Security," Health Physics Society 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 12-16 July 2015.
  19. C.M. Marianno, "Signal Processing and Its Effect on Scanning Efficiencies for a Field Instrument for Detecting Low-Energy Radiation," Journal of Health Physics 109:1 (2015).
  20. C.A. Gariazzo, K.H. Ragusa, D.R. Boyle, W.S. Charlton, S.S. Chirayath, C.M. Marianno, and P. Nelson, Jr. , "The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute at Texas A&M University," International Journal of Nuclear Security 1:1 (2015). See Document
  21. J. Erchinger, C. Marianno, and A. Herring, "Development of a Customized Radiation Monitor for Livestock Screening," Health Physics 108:5 (2015).
  22. C.M. Ryan, C.M. Marianno, W.S. Charlton, A.A. Solodov, J. Livesay, and B. Goddard, " Predicting Concrete Roadway Contribution to Gamma-ray Background in Radiation Portal Monitor Systems," Nuclear Technology 186:3 (2014). See Document
  23. C.M. Marianno, M. Smith, J. Trevino, and J. Erchinger, "A Radiation Contamination Exercise for Urban Search and Rescue Teams," 59th Annual Meeting Health Physics Society, Baltimore, Maryland, 13-17 July 2014.
  24. M. Smith, C.M. Marianno, T. Coles, D. Custead, S. Horowitz, T. Lancon, and P. Mendoza, "Determining Location of a Radiation Source in a Box," 59th Annual Meeting Health Physics Society, Baltimore, Maryland, 13-17 July 2014.
  25. J. Erchinger and C.M. Marianno, "Utilizing RadResponder in Emergency Response Instruction," 59th Annual Meeting Health Physics Society, Baltimore, Maryland, 13-17 July 2014.
  26. D. Dean, I. Osborne-Lee, R. Wilkins, B. Gersey, R. Elmore, C.M. Marianno, "A Student Perspective on the New Nuclear Forensics Curriculum Under Development at Prairie View A&M University: Year 1," 8th DNDO Annual Academic Research Initiative Grantees Program Review, July 7 – 9, 2014.
  27. M. Shah, C. Marianno, and S. Khatri, "Radiation Detection Using Integrated Circuits," 59th Annual Meeting Health Physics Society, Baltimore, Maryland, 13-17 July 2014.
  28. M.D. Shah, C. Marianno, S.P. Khatri, and D.R. Boyle, "Simulation Analysis of Scintillation in Sodium Iodide Detector," 55th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Atlanta, Georgia, 20-14 July 2014.
  29. M.D. Grypp, C.M. Marianno, J.W. Poston, and G.C. Hearn, "Design of a Spreader Bar Crane-Mounted Gamma Ray Radiation Detection System," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 743 (2014).
  30. J.F. Trevino, C.M. Marianno, J. Poston, "Dose Reconstruction and Estimation to Search and Rescue Dogs Following an RDD Explosion," South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, College Station, Tx, March, 2014
  31. Craig Marianno et al., "Bovine Screening Portal: Flying into the Field with Canberra," Published 15 March 2014 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEZak8uo-Lg. See Document
  32. J. Erchinger, C. Marianno, and A. Herring, "Development of a Specialized Radiation Portal Monitor for Livestock Screening," 2014 STC-HPS Student Presentations and Annual Business Screening Meeting, College Station, Texas, 29 March 2014.
  33. M.D. Shah, C. Marianno, and S. Khatri, "Integrated Circuits Replacing PMTs," 2014 STC-HPS Student Presentations and Annual Business Screening Meeting, College Station, Texas, 29 March 2014.
  34. G. Hearn, C.M. Marianno, S. Khatri, and M. Grypp, "List Mode with the ORTEC digibase-E," Journal of Health Physics 106 (2014).
  35. M. Volia and C.M. Marianno, "A review of the Indonesian Emergency Response Plan," 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013.
  36. M. Grypp and C.M. Marianno, "An Analysis of a Spreader Bar Crane Mounted Gamma Ray Radiation Detection System," 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013.
  37. M.R. Smith and C.M. Marianno, "Analysis of Radionuclide Deposition Ratios from the Fukushima-Daiichi Incident," 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013.
  38. J. Trevino and C.M. Marianno, "Dose Estimation and Effects of Radioactive Particulate Inhalation in Search and Rescue Dogs"," 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013.
  39. E.A. Pedicini, C.M. Marianno, and W.S. Charlton, "Passive Neutron Detection in Ports for Homeland Security Applications," 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013. See Document
  40. C.M. Marianno, "Radiological Emergency Response Education: Teaching the Next Generation of Radiation Professionals," 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013.
  41. J.W. Poston, S.S. Chirayath, P.V. Tsvetkov, C.M. Marianno, R.P. Kelly, and E.D. Kitcher, "Radiation Shield Design and Dose Rate Analysis of the Independent Spent Fuel Dry Cask Storage Installation at Commanche Peak Power Plant," Health Physics Society 58th Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 7-11, July 2013.
  42. J. Erchinger, C. Marianno, and A. Herring, "Development of a Custom Portal Monitor for Detection of Radioactive Contamination on Livestock," 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013.
  43. A. Elshennawy, C.M. Marianno, S.P. Khatri, "Architecture and 3D device simulation of a PIN diode-based Gamma radiation detector," Proceedings of the 23rd ACM international conference on Great lakes symposium on VLSI, Paris, France, 2-4 May 2013
  44. L. Dromgoole and C.M. Marianno, "A Case for Changing I-131 Transfer Factors Based on Changes in Dairy Industry Practices," 23rd Annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference, Austin, Texas, 8-11 April 2013. See Document
  45. B. Goddard, W. Charlton, and C. Marianno, "Development of a Neutron Multiplicity Counting Experiment at Texas A&M University," American Nuclear Society 2013 Student Conference, 4-6 April 2013, Boston, Massachussetts.
  46. C.M. Marianno, J.L. Erchinger, and A.D. Herring, "Using a Specialized Radiation Portal System to Monitor Livestock Following a Radiological Incident," 23rd Annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference, Austin, Texas, 8-11 April 2013. See Document
  47. J.M. Osborn, C.M. Marianno, A.A. Solodov, and W.S. Charlton, "Concrete Characterization Using Gamma-ray Interaction Methods," Proceedings of 53rd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Material Management, Orlando, FL, July 15-19, 2012.
  48. M.B. Fitzmaurice, A.A. Solodov, C.M. Marianno, W.S. Charlton, J. Livesay, and T. Guzzardo., "Developing a Methodology for Characterization of Building Materials' Natural Radiation Background and Integration into an MCNP Model for Radiation Portal Monitoring Systems," 53rd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Orlando, Florida, 15-19 July 2012.
  49. D.M. Grypp and C.M. Marianno, "Gamma Radiation Detection from a Spreader Bar Crane at the Port of Tacoma," Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Sacramento, California, 22-26 July 2012.
  50. J. Rogers, C.M. Marianno, G. Kallenbach, "Proposed Field Calibration Source for NaI(Tl) Detector Using K-40 and High-Z Targets," The 57th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Sacramento, CA, 22-26 July 2012.
  51. J. Erchinger, C.M. Marianno, "Regulations and Recommendation Regarding Livestock Decontamination," The 57th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Sacramento, CA, 22-26 July 2012.
  52. C.M. Marianno, J. Erchinger, A. Herring, "The Use of Pedestrian Portal Monitors to Detect Contamination on Livestock Following a Large Scale Radiological Incident," The 57th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Sacramento, CA, 22-26 July 2012.
  53. A. Elshennawy, C. Marianno, S. Khatri, "Efficient Solid State Gamma Radiation Detector," Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA) 2012, Berkeley, CA, May 14-17, 2012.
  54. C.M. Ryan, C.M. Marianno, W.S. Charlton and W.D. James, "Neutron activation analysis of concrete for cross-border nuclear security," Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 291, 267-272 (2012). See Document
  55. William S. Charlton, David Boyle, Sunil Chirayath, David G. Ford, Claudio A. Gariazzo, Craig Marianno, Kelley Ragusa, Alexander Solodov, "Educating the Next Generation of Nuclear Safeguards and Security Experts at TAMU," Proceedings of GLOBAL 2011, Makuhar, Japan, December 11-16, 2011. See Document
  56. C. M. Marianno, W. S. Charlton, R. MacNamee, K. Unlu, R. C. Lanza, "Designing a Nuclear Security Education Program for the Global Threat Reduction Initiative," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 105, Washington, D.C., October 30–November 3, 2011 See Document
  57. C.M. Marianno, W.S. Charlton, K. Unlu, R.C. Lanza, "Designing the Global Threat Reduction Initiative’s Nuclear Security Education Program," Proceedings of the INMM 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, CA, July 17-21, 2011. See Document
  58. C.M. Marianno and C.M. Ryan, "Examining a Potential Technique to Determine Gamma-Ray Background for Radiation Portal," Canberra Users Group Meeting, Dallas, TX, July 11-15, 2011.
  59. W.S. Charlton, D. Boyle, S.S. Chirayath, D.G. Ford, C.A. Gariazzo, C. Marianno, K. Ragusa, A. Solodov, "Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safeguards Education at TAMU: Embracing Novel Teaching Practices," Proceedings of the INMM 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, CA, July 17-21, 2011. See Document
  60. J. Rogers and C.M. Marianno, "A Review of Neutron Detection Methods in the Age of the He-3 Shortage," Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, June 26-30, 2011.
  61. J. Justina, C. Marianno, and S. Chirayath, "Radiation Transport Simulation Studies using MCNP for a Cow Phantom to Determine an Optimal Detector Configuration for New Livestock Portal," Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, June 26-30, 2011.
  62. C.M. Ryan, C.M. Marianno, W.S. Charlton, A.A. Solodov, and R.J. Livesay, "Determining the Effect of Concrete Roadways on Gamma-ray Background for Radiation Portal Monitoring Systems," 33rd ESARDA Annual Meeting: Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, May 16–20, 2011, Budapest, Hungary. See Document
  63. C.M. Marianno, "Response Aspects of the Fukushima-Diachi Incident," European Nuclear Young Generation Forum, Prague, Czech Republic, May 17-20, 2011.
  64. W. S. Charlton, W. Bangerth, D. R. Boyle, S. S. Chirayath, G. Gaukler, C. Marianno, A. Vedlitz, "SHIELD: A Framework for Evaluating and Guiding Nuclear Detection System Development," The 4th annual Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Academic Research Initiative (ARI) Grantees Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, April 26-28, 2011.
  65. C.M. Ryan, C.M. Marianno, W.S. Charlton, and W.D. James, "Neutron Activation Analysis of Concrete for Cross-Border Nuclear Security," 13th International Conference on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis, College Station, TX, March 13-18, 2011.
  66. C.M. Marianno and G. Hearn, "Development of a Detection Array for Field Work and Instructional Laboratories," Proceedings of the Mid-Year Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Charleston, South Carolina, February 6-9, 2011.
  67. C.M. Marianno, J. Justina, and A. Herring, "Livestock Monitoring Following a Radiological Event," Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center Forum: Food Protection from Rad Threats, Aberdeen, Maryland, February 15, 2011.
  68. C. Gariazzo, C. Marianno, D. Cui, X. Cheng, and L. Shao, "A Flexible, Si-Based Neutron Detector for Safeguards Applications," Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting for the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Baltimore, Maryland, July 11-15, 2010. See Document
  69. C.M. Marianno, D.R. Boyle, W.S. Charlton, G.M. Gaukler, and A. Veditz, "A Guide for Detector Development and Deployment," Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials and Management, Baltimore, MD, USA, July 11-15, 2010. See Document
  70. C.M. Ryan, C.M. Marianno, W.S. Charlton, A.A. Solodov, J. Livesay, "Determining the Effects of Construction Materials on Background Readings for Second Line of Defense Program Portal Monitoring Systems," Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials and Management, Baltimore, MD, USA, July 11-15, 2010. See Document
  71. C.M. Marianno, S.P. Khatri, "Unique Radiation Detection Method Using Si Based Integrated Circuits," Proceedings from the 55th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Salt Lake City, UT, June 26-30, 2010.
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