2021 MTV Virtual Workshop, Agenda at a glance

The MTV Workshop begins on Monday, March 29, 2021, and will conclude on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS

March 29, 2021, Day 1
1:00 Welcome and Workshop Overview Sara Pozzi & Shaun Clarke, University of Michigan
1:10 Overview of the DNN R&D University Program Keith McManus, NNSA-DOE
1:28 Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification Sara Pozzi, University of Michigan
1:46 Time Encoded Dual Particle Imager (LANTERN) Jack Kuchta, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
2:04 Region of Interest Image Reconstruction for Gamma-Ray Source Localization Using Position Sensing CdZnTe Valerie Nwadeyi, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
2:22 National Lab / MTV Student roundtables
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Y-12 National Security Complex
Breakout rooms
2:52 Muon Imaging for Dry-Cask Storage Verification Jesus Valencia, Ph.D. Student, University of New Mexico
3:10 Neutrino-Induced Nuclear Fissions Tyler Johnson, Ph.D. Student, Duke University
3:28 CEvNS track detectors Patrick Huber, Faculty, Virginia Tech. 
3:46 Safeguards capabilities of argon CEvNS at a reactor site David Trimas, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
4:04 Poster Session: 1-minute overviews Main Session Zoom room
4:19 Poster Session, Day 1  Breakout rooms
4:50 Adjourn Day 1  
     
March 30, 2021, Day 2
12:30 Welcome / Overview Sara Pozzi & Shaun Clarke
12:35 Alumni Panel

Kyle Hartig, University of Florida

Meghan McGarry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Charles Sosa, Radiation Monitoring Devices

Alexis Trahan, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1:20 Structure in the Energy-Dependent Event-by-Event Neutron-Photon Multiplicity Correlations Stefano Marin, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
1:38 Review of the Windowed Multipole Nuclear Data Formalism Matthew Lazaric, Ph.D. Student, University of New Mexico
1:56 Exploring novel wavelength shifters in organic glass scintillators Nathan Giha, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
2:14 Revisiting seismic magnitudes of Soviet UNEs to investigate the mb-MS discriminant.  Jocely Lopez Luna, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Columbia University
2:32 Poster Session, – minute overviews Main Session Zoom room
2:47 Poster Session, Day 2  Breakout rooms
3:17 Low-Frequency Sound from Explosive Sources Milton Garces, Faculty, University of Hawaii
3:35 Investigation of Organic Glass Scintillators for Improved Energy Resolution for Radioxenon Detection Leah Clark, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
3:53 Investigation of chemistry in laser ablation plumes for nuclear material analysis Kyle Hartig, Faculty, University of Florida
4:11 The Do-It-Yourself Geiger-Muller (DIYgm): Circuit Optimization and Evaluation Jordan Noey, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
4:29 National Lab / MTV Student roundtables
Argonne National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Breakout rooms
5:00 Adjourn Day 2  
     
March 31, 2021 – Day 3
1:00 Welcome / Overview Sara Pozzi & Shaun Clarke, University of Michigan
1:05 Poster Session: 1-minute overviews Main Session Zoom room
1:20 Poster Session, Day 3  Breakout rooms
1:50 Confirming the absence of nuclear weapons via passive gamma-ray measurements Alex Glaser, Faculty, Princeton University
2:08 Direct and Moment-Reconstructed Fast Neutron Multiplicity Distribution Computations  Jawad Moussa, Ph.D. Student, University of New Mexico
2:26 DT-based Neutron Resonance Transmission Analysis for Nuclear Security Applications Ethan Klein, Ph.D. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:44 Using Machine Learning Techniques to Identify Irradiated Fuel Attributes Patrick O’Neal, Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University
3:02 National Lab / MTV Student roundtables
Idaho National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nevada National Security Site
Savannah River National Laboratory
Breakout rooms
3:32 Identification of stress in plants via femtosecond laser-induced fluorescence and steady-state absorption spectroscopy Lauren Finney, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
3:50 Quantifying Moss Response to Contaminant Exposure Using Laser-Induced Fluorescence Kelly Truax, Ph.D. Student, University of Hawaii
4:08 Monte Carlo Simulations for Time-of-Flight Epithermal Neutron Activation Analysis for Isotopic Signatures Nick Grenci, Ph.D. Student, Pennsylvania State University
4:26 Prediction of Neutral Particle Analog Monte Carlo Computational Time with Discrete Ordinates Eric Pearson, Masters Student, University of Michigan
4:44 Closing Comments / Announcements Sara Pozzi, University of Michigan
Keith McManus, NNSA-DOE
4:50 Adjourn meeting  
 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster #

March 29, 2021 – Day 1 (POSTERS)  
1 An Update on Quenching Factor Measurements at TUNL Connor Awe, Ph.D. Student, Duke University
2 Improving environmental contamination monitoring through microbial genomics with the integration of machine learning and mechanistic knowledge David Bernstein, Postdoc, UC Berkeley
3 NuLat: A Compact Anti-Neutrino Detector Jack Borusinski, Ph.D. Student, University of Hawaii
4 Cross-Correlation Breakdown of BC-420 Plastic Scintillators Caiser Bravo, Undergraduate Student, University of Michigan
5 Forensic Signatures for Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation Henry Burns, Ph.D. Student, GA Tech
6 Scintillation Time Profile Measurements using an LAPPD Edward Callaghan, Ph.D. Student, University of California, Berkeley
7 Passive Fast Neutron Multiplicity Counting of Copper Reflected BeRP Ball Flynn Darby, Student, Masters University of Michigan
8 Machine Learning Methods for Antineutrino-Based Safeguards Matthew Dunbrack, Ph.D. Student, GA Tech
9 Biosensors for Detecting Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities in the Environment Isis Fukai, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
10 Characterization of Boron Loaded Liquid Scintillators Colton Graham, Undergraduate Student, University of Michigan
11 Development of Prototype Simplified Neutron Scatter Camera for Nuclear Safeguards Applications Taylor Harvey, Ph.D. Student, University of Florida
     
  March 30, 2021 – Day 2 (POSTERS)  
12 ROOT_FAME: Analysis Scripts for the Investigation of Fission Events Isabel Hernandez, Undergraduate Student, University of Michigan
13 Scintillator coupled with photographic film for application to zero-knowledge verification Jihye Jeon, Ph.D. Student, Princeton University
14 Development of Magnetic Microcalorimeters for Decay Energy Spectroscopy Alexander Kavner, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
15 Validation of Nuclear Data Sensitivity Calculations by the MCNP PERT Card Juliann Lamproe, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
16 No Access, No Data, No Problem: Toward Autonomous Robotic Inspections of Nuclear Facilities Eric Lepowsky, Ph.D. Student, Princeton University
17 Simulations of a small-scale NRTA setup using an isotopic source to generate the epithermal neutron beam Peninah Levine, Masters Student, MIT
18 Validation of MCNP through Isotopic Analysis of LEU UO2 Sean Martinson, Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University
19 Using an Autoencoder to Distinguish Single Pulses from Piled-Up Pulses when Detecting Neutrons in Intense Photon Fields Tessa Maurer, Undergraduate Student, University of Michigan
20 Detection of fast neutrons during photon active interrogation Christopher Meert, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
21 Systems modeling of the nuclear fuel cycle to enhance safeguards implementation Katie Mummah, Ph.D. Student, University of Wisconsin
22 Development of Calibration Sources for a Large Gd-Doped Water Cherenkov Detector Kristofer Ogren, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
     
  March 31, 2021 – Day 3 (POSTERS)  
23 Neutron Activation Analysis for Flux Measurements during Active Interrogation Andrew Panter, Undergraduate Student, University of Michigan
24 Rocket Ignition Detection Using Data Collected by Smartphones Sarah Popenhagen, Ph.D. Student, University of Hawaii
25 Super-MeV Gamma-Ray Time-Encoded Imaging Alexander Rice, Student, University of Michigan
26 Directionally-Dependent Event-by-Event Neutron-Photon Multiplicity Correlations in 252-Cf Eoin Sansevero, Masters Student, University of Michigan
27 Real-Time Analysis of Organic Scintillator Neutron Noise Measurements Prashant Shankar, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
28 Single-shot Double-pulse Method Used to Determine Deposited Energy in Laser Ablation Plasmas Patrick Skrodzki, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
29 Passive Gamma-Ray Imaging of Special Nuclear Materials William Steinberger, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
30 Explosion Yield Estimation using Machine Learning Methods Samuel Takazawa, Ph.D. Student, University of Hawaii
31 Undergraduate Research on Fully-Automated Thermoluminescent Dosimeter Glow Curve Analysis Software Jack Thiesen, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
32 Inferring UAV Position Relative to Smartphone Sensors Based on Acoustic Characteristics Jonathan Tobin, Ph.D. Student, University of Hawaii