MTV hosts successful University Program Review!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) hosted a successful annual University Program Review (UPR) meeting on June 7-9, 2022, in Ann Arbor, MI. The meeting was hosted in-person at the Michigan League (911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI) on the University of Michigan’s campus and via WebEx. This annual review provides a venue for students and collaborating scientists to showcase their research and allow programmatic oversight and technical interchange between student researchers, National Laboratories, and government research managers.

The UPR meeting welcomed 3 DNN R&D-funded consortia, MTV, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC), and Enabling Technologies & Innovation (ETI). 2022 UPR meeting assembled 273 participants (196 in-person attendees and 77 were registered to join virtually). The meeting was kicked off by UM College of Engineering Dean Prof. Alec Gallimore. This talk was followed by DNN, R&D leadership talks by Dr. David LaGraffe and Col. Keith McManus. Consortia leadership gave overview talks on the activities and successes of each consortium. Activities included presentations consisting of 54 oral research presentations and 70 posters from different disciplines and topic areas: (1) Data Science, Modeling, and Simulation, (2) Fundamental Science, (3) Detection Technology, (4) Nonproliferation Signatures and Observables.

Three MTV students were awarded best presentation awards:

  • Best national lab collaboration: Stefano Marin, University of Michigan (MTV), “Generation of Angular Momentum in Fission”
  • Best oral talk: Kelly Truax, University of Hawai’i (MTV), “Image Analysis of Laser Induced Fluorescence in Moss to Determine Optimal Laser Wavelengths for a Portable Design”
  • Best poster presentation: Eric Lepowsky, Princeton University (MTV), “Robotic Inspections in Support of Nuclear Verification”