The MTV Student Virtual Research Symposium will be hosted by the University of Michigan over three days from June 9 – June 11, 2020. All presentations will be virtual.

Click on the dates below to access links for each day’s presentations. The link also provides additional details about each presenter. 


June 9 Presentations (click for details)

1:20 – 1:40, “An Overview of Neutrino Directional Detection”, Tyler Johnson, Duke University
1:40 – 2:00, “An Overview of Neutrino Directional Detection”, Connor Awe, Duke University
2:00 – 2:20, “Proton light yield of water-based liquid scintillator”, Edward Callaghan, University of California, Berkeley
2:20 – 2:40, “SANDD: A directional antineutrino detector with segmented 6Li-doped pulse-shape-sensitive plastic scintillator”, Felicia Sutanto, University of Michigan
2:40 – 3:00, “Development of 16N and 17N Sources for Calibration of a Large Gd-Doped Water Cherenkov Detector”, Kristofer Ogren, University of Michigan
3:15 – 3:35, “Evaluation of recoil rates in a CEvNS-based detector for reactor antineutrino monitoring “, David Trimas, University of Michigan
3:35 – 3:55, “NuLat: A New Compact Anti-Neutrino Detector”, Jack Borusinski, University of Hawaii
3:55 – 4:15, “Event-by-Event Correlations of Total Photon Energy and Neutron Multiplicity in Spontaneous Fission of 252Cf(sf)”, Leah Clark, University of Michigan
4:15 – 4:35, “Gamma-Ray Emission Correlations Following Spontaneous Fission”, Stefano Marin, University of Michigan
4:35 – 4:55, “Characterization of FS-3: a detection system for neutron-photon correlations in fission”, Isabel Hernandez, University of Michigan
4:55 – 5:15, “Simulated and Experimental Energy-Multiplicity Correlations in Neutrons from the Spontaneous Fission of Cf-252”, Eoin Sansevero, University of Michigan
5:15 – 5:35, “Modelling System Response for Neutron Spectroscopic Correlations”, Stephan Okar, University of Michigan


June 10 Presentations (click for details)

1:05 – 1:25, “Time-Encoded Dual Particle Imager (lanTErn)”, John Kuchta, University of Michigan
1:25 – 1:45, “Demonstrating Adaptive Imaging Concepts on Complex Source Scenes made with Special Nuclear Material”, Niral P Shah, University of Michigan
1:45 – 2:05, “A Palm-Sized Adaptive Neutron Scatter Camera”, Nathan Giha, University of Michigan
2:05 – 2:25, “Extracting Neutron Energy Spectra Using a Handheld Dual Particle Imager”, William Steinberger, University of Michigan 
2:25 – 2:45, “Neutron Resonance Analysis of Warheads Using the Near-Threshold 7Li(p,n)7Be Reaction”, Ethan Klein, MIT
2:45 – 3:05, “Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Tin-Copper Graded Shielding for Improved Plutonium Safeguards Measurements”, Noah Kleedtke, University of Michigan
3:20 – 3:40, “Nondestructive Assay of 237Np”, Michael Hua, University of Michigan
3:40 – 4:00, “Validating Organic Scintillator Rossi-alpha Measurements of Fast Metal Assemblies using Simulations”, Caiser Bravo, University of Michigan
4:00 – 4:20, “Stilbene Cube Characterization for a Mini Neutron Scatter Camera”, Elinor Mullin, University of Michigan
4:20 – 4:40, “Validation of Artificial Neural Network Systems for Neutron Detection in a Mixed Neutron-Photon Environment”, Abbas Johar Jinia, University of Michigan
4:40 – 5:00, “Detection of fast neutrons during photon active interrogation”, Christopher Alan Meert, University of Michigan
5:00 – 5:20, “Geometry effects in MCNP-PoliMi simulation of a cube-shaped, monolithic neutron scatter camera”, Taylor Harvey, University of Florida

June 11 Presentations (click for details)

1:05 – 1:25, “Neutron Multiplicity Distributions Using Stochastic and Deterministic Solution Methods”, Jawad Moussa, University of New Mexico
1:25 – 1:45, “Sensitivity of Neutron Resonance Parameters”, Matthew Lazaric, University of New Mexico
1:45 – 2:05, “Identifying Source Attributes of Spoofed Plutonium Samples using Isotopic Ratios”, Patrick O’Neal, Texas A&M University
2:05 – 2:25, “Hammer: a student-driven radiation transport solver framework”, Kyle A Beyer, University of Michigan
2:25 – 2:45, “Graph representation of a fuel cycle for acquisition pathway analysis”, Katie Mummah, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:45 – 3:05, “Analysis of the Isotopic Composition of Uranium Enriched By AVLIS”, Henry Burns, Georgia Tech
3:20 – 3:40, “Demonstrating millisecond-duration attenuation of optical signals in the wake of femtosecond laser-driven filaments”, Patrick Skrodzki, University of Michigan
3:40 – 4:00, “Stress monitoring in plants via chlorophyll fluorescence and plant pigment analysis”, Lauren Finney, University of Michigan
4:00 – 4:20, “Quantifying Moss Response to Contaminant Exposure Using Laser-Induced Fluorescence”, Kelly Truax, University of Hawaii at Manoa
4:20 – 4:40, “Biosensors for Detecting Nuclear Production Activity in the Environment”, Isis Fukai, University of Tennessee
4:40 – 4:00, “Development of Methodologies for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring”, Emily Kwapis, University of Florida
5:00 – 5:20, “Analyzing legacy seismic data from nuclear explosions using modern approaches”, John Wilding, Columbia University