Grant Spence is avisitingresearch fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-proliferation in Vienna, Austria, and a postdoctoral research associate at NSSPI.He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University. Grant’s Masters work involved creating the proof-of-concept for a directionally sensitive neutron detector using boron carbide. In his dissertation work he developed a Monte Carlo burnup code capable of systematic and stochastic uncertainty quantification. His researchinterestsincludenuclear non-proliferation, nuclear weapons disarmament verification technologies, the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Monte Carlo based reactor simulations, and uncertainty quantification and propagation
- G. Spence, "PHOENIX: A Reactor Burnup Code with Uncertainty Quantification", Ph.D. Dissertation, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2014).
- G.R. Spence, "NRX Reactor Spent Fuel Study", INMM 54th Annual Meeting, 14-18 July 2013, Palm Desert, California, USA.
- G. Spence, "Directionally Sensitive Neutron Detector For Homeland Security Applications", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2011).
- G.R. Spence, "A Boron Loaded Approach to Directionally Sensitive Neutron Detectors", Proceedings of the INMM 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, CA, July 17-21, 2011.
- G.R. Spence and W.S. Charlton, "Directionally Sensitive Neutron Detectors for Portal Monitors", Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Tucson, AZ, July 12-15, 2009.
- G. Spence, D.G. Ford, W.S. Charlton, "Advanced Radiation Detection Sensor Development at TAMU", Poster presented at the Academic Research Initiative Grantees Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2008.