Matthew Boyd is a graduate student working with Dr. Craig Marianno. As a Master’s student, his research project focused on the development of a MCNP model of the Global Medical Isotopes System (GMIS) sub-critical assembly driven by a D-D neutron generator used for radioisotope production. The major focus was on model verification and validation using Mo-99 production, dose estimation, and radiation measurement.
Boyd earned a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering with a nuclear nonproliferation specialization in Fall 2020. In 2018, Boyd completed graduate certificates in Nuclear Security from the Texas A&M College of Engineering and in Advanced International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He will be continuing as a Ph.D. student with Dr. Marianno.
Boyd completed his undergraduate education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona in 2012. He double majored in Space Physics with a concentration on exotic propulsion systems and Global Security and Intelligence Studies with a concentration on Intelligence and minors in Mathematics and Technical Intelligence. He was a contributing member of Eagle Eye Intelligence, a student written OSINT publication.
- M. Boyd, "Modeling and Measurement of a Neutron Generator Driven Sub-Critical Assembly used for Isotope Production", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2020).
- M. Boyd, J. Erchinger, C.M. Marianno, and G. Kallenbach, "Measurement and Analysis of the Extreme Physical Shock Environment Experienced by Crane-Mounted Radiation Detection Systems", International Journal of Nuclear Security, 5, 1(2019).
- 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.