- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PhD (2009) Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Thesis: Explicitly Restarted Arnoldi’s Method for Monte Carlo Nuclear Criticality Calculations
MS (2005) Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
- Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
- BS (2003) Physics
Los Alamos National Laboratory
This is only a summary of activities. Please follow the links for additional information.
- Nuclear Data Team Leader (January 2020–present)
- R&D Scientist (October 2010—present)
- X-Computational Physics Division, Materials and Physical Data Group (XCP-5)
- Led effort to create NJOY21, a modernized version of NJOY, a nuclear data processing code. Instrumental in making NJOY2016 and NJOY21 Open Source and distributed at https://github.com/njoy
- Regular leader and participant in Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Co-operation (WPEC)
- Participated in high-priority effort to modernize the code, data, and techniques of the Nuclear Criticality Safety team at LANL.
- Active participant in Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) to ensure highest quality nuclear data is available to scientists.
- Led the production of several nuclear data libraries used at LANL and throughout the world.
- Postdoc (August 2009–October 2010)
- Nuclear Nonproliferation Division, Safeguards & Security Group (N-1)
- Principle investigator of the Passive Neutron Albedo Reactivity with Fission Chambers (PNAR-FC) detector.
- Created a Monte Carlo-based method of inferring plutonium content of spent fuel assemblies based upon a few simulations and the input parameters of the detector response and spent fuel assembly characteristics.
- Created a package of Python scripts to facilitate the reading of MCNP input files, extraction of tally results, post-processing of results, and plotting results.
University of Michigan
- Graduate Student Research Assistant (July 2003–August 2009)
- Graduate Student Instructor
- Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department
Weber State University
- Ott Planetarium Lecturer (January 2000–May 2003)
- Physics Department
You can see an extensive list of my publications here
I’ve been very fortunate to have mentored several great students. Look at my Students page for more details
- 2021 United States Department of Energy, The Secretary of Energy Achievement Award Presented to the Spent Fuel Nondestructive Assay (NDA) Project Team
- 2020 LANL Distinguished Performance Award Large Team Award: Spent-Fuel Nondestructive Assay Project Team
- 2013 Graduate of Theoretical Institute for Thermonuclear and Nuclear Studies (TITANS)—Los Alamos National Laboratory
- 2013 Los Alamos Awards Program for MCNP6 and ENDF/B-VII.1 Development Team—Defense Program, United States Department of Energy
- 2013 Management On-Ramp Endorsed—Los Alamos National Laboratory
- 2005 Outstanding Oral Presentation in Computing—Los Alamos National Laboratory Student Symposium
- 2004 1st Place, Graduate Category—American Nuclear Society Student Design Competition
- 2003 Outstanding Graduate Award—Physics Department, Weber State University
- 2002 Beishline Computer Application Fellowship—College of Science, Weber State University
- 2002 Best Undergraduate Poster—Four Corners Section, American Physical Society
- WPEC Subgroup 43 (co-chair) (2017–2021)
- WPEC Subgroup 38 (member) (2014–2018)
- Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) (2011–present)
- XCP Student Liaison (2018–2020)
- Program Committee (member), Reactor Physics Division, American Nuclear Society (2013–2018)
- Technical reviewer:
- American Nuclear Society:
- Math & Computation Division (2010–present)
- Reactor Physics Division (2012–present)
- Annals of Nuclear Energy (2016–present)
- American Nuclear Society:
- XCP Recruitment, and Retention Committee (2011–2016)
- ADX Computing Communications Committee (2016–2018)
- XCP-5 Group Leader Search Committee (2012)
- Bid committee PHYSOR 2013 at Santa Fe (2011)
- NERS@50 Organizing Committee (2008)
- Strong computer programming skills. Proficient in Python, C++, LaTeX, git.
- Exposure to C and Fortran 90/95.
- Experience running scientific codes such as MCNP, and NJOY.
- Speak and read French.