NSSPI students Manit Shah and Jennifer Erchinger presented posters at the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA West) in Berkeley, CA from May 22 through 26. Both Shah and Erchinger are Ph.D. students in Dr. Craig Marianno’s research group, which focuses on combatting nuclear terrorism through research in radiation detection, emergency response, and consequence-management.
Shah’s poster featured his research with Dr. Marianno and Dr. Sunil Khatri from the Texas A&M Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on the use of integrated circuits for neutron detection. Erchinger’s poster covered work she did with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on initial background characterization of an ultra-low background liquid scintillation counter.
Shah remarked, “With SORMA West 2016 exclusively focused on radiation detection, the conference was an excellent platform for researchers who are interested in this field to learn, understand the future needs, and collaborate. Also, social events were well-organized, furthering the opportunity to interact with experts from around the world.”
Both Shah and Erchinger are on course to graduate in August.