NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) held its annual University Program Review (UPR) Meeting from June 7 – June 9, 2022 at the Michigan League at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The UPR 2022 review meeting is an opportunity to showcase the DNN R&D-funded research projects from universities and their laboratory partners to the broader nuclear security and nonproliferation community. 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.
ETI members successfully presented 19 oral and 22 poster presentations. Three ETI students were awarded best presentation awards:
- Best Oral Presentation: Ashok Dheenan (OSU, advisor: Dr. Siddharth Rajan, “Radiation Tolerant Wide Bandgap Microelectronics“)
- Best Poster Presentation: Samuel Kemp (GT, advisor: Dr. Jonathan Rogers, “Precomputing Radiation Kernels for Real Time Particle Filter Source Term Estimation in Obstacle Rich Environments“)
- Best National Lab Project Award: Caleb Chandler (CSM, advisor: Dr. Alan Sellinger, “Photoinitiated Cationic Polymerization of Vinyltoluene Towards the 3D Printing of Plastic Scintillators“).