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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Radiation Detection and Measurement

Date: Thursday, Nov 21st
Presenter: Prof. Haori Yang, OSU Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics


Radiation detection and measurement are important in nuclear engineering, and find wide applications in homeland security, nuclear safeguards, medical diagnosis and therapy. Dr. Yang will discuss his DOE sponsored research work on active interrogation techniques for nuclear safeguards. He will also present his other work on development of innovative radiation detectors and techniques, for example, implementation of spintronics for radiation sensing, and remote detection of special nuclear materials.

Dr. Haori Yang became a faculty member of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics in September. His research areas include design and development of innovative radiation detectors, digital signal processing, active interrogation methods for homeland security applications. Dr. Yang received his M. S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Oregon State University, Dr. Yang worked as a Research Scientist at Canberra Industries, an AREVA group company. In this position, he was involved in research and development of radiation detectors, nuclear waste assay systems and radiation monitoring systems. He also spent two years at University of Utah as an Assistant Professor in the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program.