Sena Dalak graduated with a M.S. in nuclear engineering in August of 2021. She worked with NSSPI Faculty Fellow Dr. Shaheen Dewji to evaluate the protection offered to these responders by their vehicles. Her work was a generic assessment of the effective radioactive dose received by an individual in transport under hypothetical radiological incident conditions. Remarking that standard transportation risk analysis codes used models that lacked sufficient realism in their vehicle configurations, Dalak employed various computational tools to develop more realistic models of both the vehicles and the humans inside them to more accurately predict the danger to individuals.
Dalak graduated with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Hacettepe University in Turkey and was awarded the opportunity to study abroad by the Turkish government. Upon completion of a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering in the summer of 2021, she will return to Turkey to play a key role in developing health physics technology and the nuclear industry in general as part of the Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Authority.
- S. Dalak, E. Asano, and S. Dewji, "Estimation of Protection Factors for Surrogate Vehicle Models in Environmental Contamination Scenarios", Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 198, 20 (2022).
- S. Dalak, "Estimation of Protection Factors for the Transport of Radioactive Materials", Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2021).
- S. Dalak, R. Mendleski, M. Hiller, A. Golden, S. Dewji, A. Kalinowski, "TLD Sensitivity Analysis for Improvement of Dose Reconstructions for the Department of Energy Radiation Exposure Monitoring System", 66th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Phoenix, Arizona, July 25-29, 2021.
- S. Dalak, S.A. Dewji, "Estimation of Protection Factors for the Transport of Radioactive Material", 66th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Phoenix, Arizona, July 25-29, 2021.