Rainbow Suh is currently working with Dr. Craig Marianno on developing a remote monitoring system to evaluate the state of health of polyvinyl toluene (PVT) plastic scintillator detectors. Deployed worldwide in radiation portal monitors (RPMs) to screen for radioactive material, PVT exhibits an intense fogging phenomenon due to environmental factors which effects the resolution of the detector and inhibits its performance. In partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the remote monitoring system developed at Texas A&M anticipates opacity changes in PVT without interfering with RPM operations or detector performance.
Suh earned her bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University with minors in physics and mathematics. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in nuclear engineering and is a year-round R&D graduate intern for Sandia National Laboratories in the Global Security division. Suh has participated in multiple international experiences including the 2019 International Nuclear Facilities Experiences in the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria and an externship to France, Switzerland, and Austria regarding nuclear waste management.
- C.M. Marianno, E.A. Ordonez, J.W. King, R. Suh, "Development of an optical sensor for measuring opacity changes in polyvinyl toluene scintillators", Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 179, (2021).rn
- R. Suh, "PVT-PMT System Feedback Design and Feasibility Study", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2020).
- 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).