MTV Participates in the 2024 University Program Review!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) participated in the annual University Program Review (UPR) meeting on June 4-6, 2024, on Texas A&M University’s 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. 

UPR included presentations and posters from the four DNN R&D-funded consortia: MTV, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC), and Enabling Technologies & Innovation (ETI), and the Consortium for Nuclear Forensics (CNF). MTV students and postdocs presented 15 oral talks and 25 posters. 

Three MTV students received awards at the conclusion of the meeting:

  • Best National Laboratory Collaboration: Oskar Searfus, University of Michigan/Sandia National Laboratories, “Advanced neutron non-destructive assay methods for 233U mass quantification in emerging thorium fuel cycles”

  • Best Oral Talk Presentation: Jill Rahon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Field Testing a Portable Neutron Resonance Analysis System”

  • Best Poster Presentation: Matthew Dunbrack, Georgia Tech, “Robust Adversarial Reinforcement Learning for Antineutrino-based Safeguards”