The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) held a successful hybrid annual workshop on March 22–23, 2022 in Ann Arbor, MI. Activities included presentations consisting of 26 oral talks and 39 posters. The workshop was hosted in-person at the Michigan League on the University of Michigan’s campus and via Zoom; this hybrid format allowed for 157 attendees from 18 universities, 10 national laboratories, and the government.
Three panels were held during the two-day event: Consortium Alumni, Consortium Fellows, and National Lab Partnerships. During these panels, a total of 15 panelists from academia and the national laboratories shared their experiences within the MTV consortium and fielded questions from the audience, both virtual and in-person.
- Consortium Alumni Panelist: Cameron Miller, Department of Homeland Security; Jason Nattress, Oak Ridge National Lab; Valerie Nwadeyi, Savannah River National Lab; Ciara Sivels, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab; Felicia Sutanto, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
- Consortium Fellows Panelist: Lauren Finney, University of Michigan; Isabel Hernandez, University of Michigan; Tyler Johnson, Duke University; Kris Ogren, Los Alamos National Laboratory/University of Michigan; Kelly Truax, University of Hawaiʻi
- National Lab Partnership Panelist: Milton Garces, University of Hawaiʻi; Adam Hecht, University of New Mexico; Jesson Hutchinson, Los Alamos National Lab; Meghan McGarry, Lawrence Livermore National Lab; Scott Thompson, Idaho National Lab
Four students won student awards during the workshop:
Best Oral Talks:
- Emily Kwapis, University of Florida, “Spatial structure and expansion dynamics of laser-produced cerium plasmas“
- Eric Lepowsky, Princeton University, “N-SpecDir Bot: A neutron-detecting, spectrally- and directionally-sensitive robot for nuclear verification“
Best Poster Presentations:
- Tyler Johnson, Duke University, “Neutrino-induced nuclear reactions at the spallation neutron source“
- Oskar Searfus, University of Michigan, “Detection of prompt photofission neutrons from U-238 with a He-4 scintillation detector“
Full meeting details, including an interactive agenda and links to presenter materials, can be found on the event link at: https://mtv.engin.umich.edu/events/2022-mtv-workshop/