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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Advancing the State of the Art in Radiation Detection with Scintillators

Date: Thursday, Nov 4th
Presenter: David M. Hamby, Ph. D., Professor, OSU Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics


- Brief discussion of scintillator mechanisms

- Current radiation detection systems using scintillators

- Details of the Hamby/Farsoni detection system

- How MATERIALS research can make our systems more effective

Dr. Hamby has been at OSU since late 1999, and was a professor at the University of Michigan?s School of Public Health prior to moving west. His graduate degrees are from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Drs. Hamby and Farsoni (also in NERHP) have patented (#7,683,334) a triple-layer phoswich detection system that will collect energy-deposition spectra from beta and gamma emissions, simultaneously. This system is being tested at CH2M Hill and negotiations are underway for manufacture and marketing to be handled by Ludlum Instruments, Inc. Dr. Hamby has 38 peer-reviewed publications and has obtained about $5.5M in research grants.