Muruvet Kalay is a Masters student with research focused on the assessment of radiation detection efficiency from environmental degradation of plastic scintillator detectors employed at international border crossings. Her work specifically focuses on synthesizing robust nanocomposite materials to enhance the longevity of field deployed portal monitors while optimizing radiation detection efficiency to detect smuggled nuclear or radiological material. Kalay’s B.S. and M.S. are in physics from Firat University. She currently works under the joint supervision of Dr. Dewji and Dr. Fulvio in the Red2 Laboratory group.