MTV Student Awards

 

Each year MTV students participate in the MTV Workshop and University Program Review (UPR) Meeting. The students are given the opportunity to present an oral talk or poster that highlights their research and student awards are presented as a result: 

2022 UPR Meeting

  • Best National Laboratory Collaboration: Stefano Marin, University of Michigan (Pozzi), “Generation of Angular Momentum in Fission”
  • Best Oral Talk: Kelly Truax, University of Hawai’i (Dulai), “Image Analysis of Laser Induced Fluorescence in Moss to Determine Optimal Laser Wavelengths for Portable Design”
  • Best Oral Talk: Eric Lepowsky, Princeton University (Glaser), “Robotic Inspections in Support of Nuclear Verification”

2022 MTV Workshop

  • Best Oral Talk: Emily Kwapis, University of Florida (Hartig), “Spatial structure and expansion dynamics of laser-produced cerium plasmas”
  • Best Oral Talk: Eric Lepowsky, Princeton University (Glaser), “N-SpecDir Bot: A neutron-detecting, spectrally- and directionally-sensitive robot for nuclear verification” 
  • Best Poster: Tyler Johnson, Duke University (Barbeau), “Neutrino-induced nuclear reactions at the spallation neutron source”
  • Best Poster: Oskar Searfus, University of Michigan (Jovanovic), “Direction of prompt photofission neutrons from U-238 with a He-4 scintillation detector”

2021 UPR Meeting

  • Best National Laboratory Collaboration: Patrick Skrodzki, University of Michigan (Jovanovic), “Remote collection of optical signal using concentrated filament-driven thermal waveguides”
  • Best Oral Talk: Tyler Johnson, Duke University (Barbeau), “Developing a Neutrino-Induced Nuclear Fission Detector”

2021 MTV Virtual Workshop

  • Best Oral Talk: Lauren Finney, University of Michigan (Jovanovic), “Identification of stress in plants via femtosecond laser-induced fluorescence and steady-state absorption spectroscopy”
  • Best Oral Talk: Tyler Johnson, Duke University (Barbeau), “Neutrino-Induced Nuclear Fissions”
  • Best Poster: Erick Lepowsky, Princeton University (Glaser), “No Access, No Data, No Problem: Toward Autonomous Robotic Inspections of Nuclear Facilities”
  • Best Poster: Samuel “Kei” Takazawa, University of Hawai’i (Garces), “Explosion Yield Estimation using Machine Learning Methods”

2020 MTV Workshop

  • Best Oral Talk: Stefano Marin, University of Michigan (Pozzi), “Fragment-by-Fragment and Event-by-Event Multiplicity Correlations in Fission”
  • Best Oral Talk: Niral Shah, University of Michigan (Wehe), “Adaptive Imaging: Gimmick or Godsend?”
  • Best Poster: William Steinberger, University of Michigan (Pozzi), “Extracting Neutron Energy Spectra Using a Handheld Dual Particle Image”
  • Best Poster: Kelly Truax, University of Hawai’i (Dulai), “Quantifying Moss Response to Pollution from Exposure to Increasing Levels of Copper and Uranium using Laser Induced Photoluminescence”