Rainbow Suh earned her Master’s of Science degree in nuclear engineering with a specialization in nuclear nonproliferation from Texas A&M in Summer 2020. She worked as part of a research team led by NSSPI Deputy Director Dr. Craig Marianno that is looking into solutions to the problem of PVT fogging. This work is being sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). 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. Suh’s work has led to the development of an opacity monitoring system capable of observing changes in opacity in deployed detectors.
Suh previously earned her bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University with minors in physics and mathematics. She 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. She was recently selected as a fellow in the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program.
- 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).