Dr. Craig Marianno has been called to support home team operations for the NNSA’s Consequence Management Response Team (CMRT) at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. On March 15th, the NNSA deployed 33 experts and more than 17,200 pounds of equipment to U.S. consulates and military bases in Japan to monitor radiation levels and gather technical information about the situation on the ground. As part of the team in Las Vegas, Marianno will be working in dose assessment and helping to interrupt radiological data (both ground and aerial measurements) as it comes in from the field.
Marianno is a NSSPI Research Engineer and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department at TAMU where he teaches courses on instrumentation and radiation detection and is the lead researcher of a detector development team working to develop a new framework for the detection of shielded highly enriched uranium in urban settings. Before coming to TAMU, he was Section Manager of Nuclear Instrumentation for the Remote Sensing Laboratory at Nellis Air Force Base.