The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) participated in the annual University Program Review (UPR) meeting on June 6-8, 2023, on the University of California, Berkeley campus. This review provided a venue for students, faculty, and collaborating scientists to showcase their research to allow for technical interchange between the students, researchers, National Laboratories, and government research managers.
The UPR meeting included presentations and posters from three of the four DNN R&D-funded consortia: MTV, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC), and Enabling Technologies & Innovation (ETI). Members of the newly awarded Consortium for Nuclear Forensics were also in attendance. MTV students presented 18 oral talks and 24 posters.
Three MTV students received awards at the conclusion of the meeting:
- Best national laboratory collaboration: Nathan Giha, University of Michigan, “Correlations Between Fission Fragment Properties and γ-Ray Emission”
- Best oral presentation: Ethan Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Neutron Resonance Analysis for the Identification and Quantification of Nuclear Material”
- Best poster presentation: Andrew Wilhelm, University of Michigan, “Modeling and Experimental Studies of Gamma-ray Detection in Opaque Scintillators”
Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Corey Hinderstein, gave the welcome and met with MTV students to discuss their projects and collaborations with the national labs. Director of DNN R&D’s Office of Proliferation Detection, Craig Sloan, was also in attendance and presented both opening and closing remarks.