Jose “Paco” Trevino received his Ph.D. degree in health physics from Texas A&M University in December 2016. He worked with Dr. Craig Marianno to determine the radiation doses that are received by Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) dogs in radiologically contaminated environments. These dogs are valuable members of USAR teams and represent a large investment in time and money spent on training. Trevino’s research will give USAR dog handlers more information when deployed to areas contaminated with radiological material and allow them to make informed decisions regarding the use of their dogs in these areas. Trevino graduated from Texas A&M University, Kingsville, in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in physics. During his time at NSSPI, he has taken part in international travel, presented research at various conferences, and completed an internship at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, Maryland. Trevino successfully defended his dissertation in August 2016 and now works in the health physics field as an emergency response planner for the State of Texas and earn his health physicist certification.
- J. Trevino, C. Marianno, "Calculation of Canine Dose Rate Conversion Factors for Photons and Electrons", Journal of Health Physics, 144, 1 (2018).
- J. Trevino, "Dosimetry for Search and Rescue Dogs in Contaminated Environments", Ph.D. Dissertation, Health Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2016).
- C. Marianno, J.T. Falkner, T. Jacomb-Hood, J. Trevino, L. Dromgoole, M. Shah, M. Boyd, G. Emory, D. Murchison, "Mobile Radiation Detection Security Sweeps as Teaching Tool", 61st Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS), Spokane, Washington, 17-21 July 2016.
- J. Trevino, C. Marianno, J. Poston, and J. Ford, "Calculation of Scaled Dose Rate Conversion Factors for Search and Rescue Dogs", 61st Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS), Spokane, Washington, 17-21 July 2016.
- J.L. Rogers, C.M. Marianno, G. Kallenbach, J.F. Trevino , "Modeling Study of a Proposed Field Calibration Source Using K-40 And High-Z Targets for Sodium Iodide Detectors", Journal of Health Physics, 10, 6 (2016).
- J. Trevino and C.M. Marianno, "Dosimetry for Search and Rescue dogs in Contaminated Environments", 2016 South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society (STC-HPS) Student Presentation and Annual Business Meeting, Bryan, Texas, 16 April 2016.
- Trevino, J., Marianno, C., Poston Sr., J., Ford, J., Bissett, W. , "Post RDD-Scenario Dosimetry of Search and Rescue Dogs", Health Physics Society 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 12-16 July 2015.
- C.M. Marianno, M. Smith, J. Trevino, and J. Erchinger, "A Radiation Contamination Exercise for Urban Search and Rescue Teams", 59th Annual Meeting Health Physics Society, Baltimore, Maryland, 13-17 July 2014.
- J.F. Trevino, C.M. Marianno, J. Poston, "Dose Reconstruction and Estimation to Search and Rescue Dogs Following an RDD Explosion", South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, College Station, Tx, March, 2014
- J. Trevino and C.M. Marianno, "Dose Estimation and Effects of Radioactive Particulate Inhalation in Search and Rescue Dogs"", 58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 July 2013.