Dr. Taylor Harvey was a postdoctoral researcher with the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) and the 2021-2022 Texas A&M University Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. His research interests include neutron imaging systems, directional radiation detection, pulse shape discrimination techniques, scintillator characterization, and neutron multiplicity counting.
Dr. Harvey earned a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida in 2017. Shortly after finishing his undergraduate work, he enrolled in the Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. program at UF, where he continued working in the research group of Dr. Andreas Enqvist. He graduated with his Ph.D. in August of 2021 after writing the dissertation titled “Neutron Scatter Camera for Nuclear Safeguards Applications.” He has completed internships in nuclear non-proliferation and safeguards at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2017 and Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2019.
As a Stanton Fellow at Texas A&M University, Dr. Harvey hopes to expand upon his graduate school research by developing a novel directional radiation detector for nuclear safeguards applications.
- R.W. Gladen, T.J. Harvey, S.S. Chirayath, A.J. Fairchild, A.R. Koymen, A.H. Weiss, V.A. Chirayath, "Implementation of Machine Learning Technique for Estimating Gamma Direction Using a Coaxial High Purity Germanium Detector", Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods in Physics Research A, 1039, (2022).
- T. Harvey, "Simple Two-PMT Directional Detector for Radiation Source Localization in Nuclear Security Applications", 63rd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Virtual Conference, 25-27 July 2022.