The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) is proud to announce the 2023 recipients of the MTV Fellowship for Excellence and Diversity! This fellowship is in alignment with MTV’s mission to train the next generation of nuclear professionals while developing new technologies that detect and deter nuclear proliferation activities.
Hythem Beydoun, Undergraduate Student at the University of Michigan
Hythem is working on Intelligent radiation awareness drones with applications in radiological surveys, event response, and source localization. Specifically, his work is focused on the development of new drone platforms as well as payloads to equip drones with additional components including microcomputers, detectors, and other sensors.
Meredith Doan, Undergraduate Student at the University of Michigan
Meredith Doan is working on the development of a WiFi-sensing payload for an intelligent radiation awareness drone (iRAD). This payload will ultimately allow for the safe testing of the radiation source mapping software utilized by iRAD.
Emily Gunger, Ph.D. Student at the University of Florida
Emily Gunger is working on obtaining critical data for the Livermore Attenuation and Scattering Experiment (LASE). LASE is a long path-length optical property measurement device for highly transparent detector media. Data from this device has relevance for a wide range of detectors in nuclear nonproliferation and basic science domains.