2022 MTV Nuclear Engineering Summer School

Classroom with students looking at papers

The 2022 MTV Nuclear Engineering Summer School is an 8-week program that will cover a range of topics and techniques that benefit student researchers at all academic levels. Students interested in strengthening their research capabilities are invited to register for the upcoming summer school. Classes will be taught in a hybrid format (UM’s campus and via Zoom) by MTV faculty, national lab scientists, and senior Ph.D. students.

Lecture topics include:

  • Nuclear Engineering Background
  • Gamma Detection
  • Neutron Detection
  • Active Interrogation
  • Monte Carlo
  • Radiation Imaging
  • Fission
  • Special Applications

There is no cost to participate! An MTV completion certificate will be awarded to participants who attend 80% of lectures.

Please email Shaun Clarke, [email protected], or Courtney Wagoner, [email protected], with any questions.


All lectures occur at 1:00 – 2:00 pm (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Presentation DateLecture Topic/ThemePresenter
Week 1Basic Nuclear physics for nuclear engineers
June 14Nuclear structure and forcesStefano Marin
June 15
12:00 – 2:00 pm (ET)
History of Los Alamos National LaboratoryAlan Carr (LANL)
June 16
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET)
Ethics and policy for nuclear engineersDr. Aditi Verma (UM)
Week 2Gamma Rays
June 21Physics of gamma-raysRicardo Lopez
June 22Gamma-ray detectionDr. Oskari Pakari (UM)
June 23Perovskite DetectorsProf. Paul Sellin (University of Surrey)
Week 3Neutrons
June 28Physics of neutronsFlynn Darby
June 29Neutron detectionJuliann Lamproe
June 30Non-destructive assay techniquesProf. Azaree Lintereur (PSU)
Week 4Monte Carlo
July 12Introduction to Monte CarloDr. Shaun Clarke (UM)
July 13Simulating radiation detectorsFlynn Darby
July 14Nuclear data and MCNPDr. Nicholas Thompson (LANL)
Week 5Active Interrogation
July 19Underlying physics for active interrogationAbbas Jinia
July 20Detection concepts for active interrogationChris Meert
Week 6Radiation Imaging
July 26Imaging methodsRicardo Lopez
July 27Material Characterization and Imaging using fast neutronsDr. Peter Marleau (SNL)
July 283-D CdZnTe Gamma-Neutron Imaging SpectrometersProf. Zhong He (UM)
Week 7Fission
August 2Fission FragmentsStefano Marin
August 3Fission neutrons and gamma-raysNathan Giha
August 4Nuclear fission: current issues and open questionsDr. Matthew Devlin (LANL)
Week 8Special Applications
August 9Radioxenon detectionTessa Maurer
August 10Medical Applications of RadiationDr. Noora Ba Sunbul (HFH)
August 11
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
JHU Applied Physics Laboratory OverviewDr. Ciara Sivels (JHAPL)