Innocent Tsorxe received his M.S. degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in May 2017. He worked with Dr. Craig Marianno on a project to measure background radiation levels at the TEEX Disaster City facility. These measurements will be used as part of the preparation for field exercises at the site involving short-lived radiological contamination. Tsorxe earned a B.S. in Radiation Technology/Health Physics from Alcorn State University in Mississippi in 2014. While pursuing his graduate degree, Tsorxe worked an Assistant Health Physicist at the Texas A&M University’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office. He also traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to participate in a consequence management training workshop hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He credits his experience with NSSPI for developing his understanding of how “health physicists can use their current, typical role to contribute in nuclear security issues.” Tsorxe successfully defended his thesis in January 2017 and joined Duke University and Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC as a health physicist.
- I.Y. Tsorxe C.M. Marianno, "Ground Survey of Disaster City Training Area in Preparation for a Short-Lived Radiological Contamination Exercise", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, 9-13 July 2017.
- I. Tsorxe, "Baseline Measurements of Natural Radioactivity at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service- Disaster City", M.S. Thesis, Health Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2017).