Ernesto Ordonez-Ferrer is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Craig Marianno to develop a neutron detector probe through the utilization of integrated circuits (IC) designed to detect radiation through special radiation-hardened and radiation-sensitive areas. He is also participating in a secondary research project to develop a light intensity measuring circuit to detect the fogging of PVT scintillation detectors used in radiation portal monitors (RPM) after being subjected to varying temperature and humidity environments. The circuit will ultimately alert the RPM operator when to perform maintenance or even change the scintillator detector after a specific degree of degradation has occurred. Ordonez-Ferrer earned his B.S. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in May of 2017.
- E. Ordonez and C. Marianno, "Development of an Optical Sensor to Measure Opacity Changes in Polyvinyl Toluene Scintillators", Poster. 64th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Orlando, Florida, 7–11 July 2019.
- J. King, S. Chirayath, E. Aboud, V. Bautista, P. Behne, H. Boo, R. Brownfield, J. Chisholm, K. Cook, A. Edwin, H. Kistle, P. O’Neal, E. Ordonez, M. Ramirez, S. Ricketts, R. Suh, "Safety Evaluation of a Spent Fuel Dry-Storage Canister with Various Fill Materials", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 120 (2019).