In 2017, I jumped at the chance to take part in assembling the 9S accelerator system, and ever since I’ve been involved in ion-beam analysis techniques and accelerator based nuclear reactions. I’m currently a nuclear physics PhD candidate, and my dissertation work involves applied nuclear physics using heavy ions for medically relevant isotope production. Beyond the nuclear science lab, I have interests in gardening, cast-iron cooking, and sourdough baking. I have post-graduate interests in commercialization of nuclear techniques and nuclear forensics research at a national lab.
- 9S senior operator and instructor
- Developed argon normalization technique for beam intensity
- and More!
- External beam normalization measurements using atmospheric argon gamma rays https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2020.10.007 (same as above) (40Ar normalization)
- Sorption and desorption behavior of PFOS and PFOA onto a Gram-positive and a Gram-negative bacterial species measured using particle-induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE) spectroscopy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119778 (Bacterial PIGE screening for PFAS sorption)
- Another Pathway for Firefighter Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Firefighter Textiles https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00410 (PIGE as a screening tool)
- Development of the St. Andre ion beam analysis facility at notre dame https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5127717 (system specifications)
- Total Fluorine Measurements in Food Packaging: How Do Current Methods Perform? https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00700 (comparative analysis techniques)
- Harvesting 48V at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2019.109023(isotope harvesting at MSU)
- Heavy-Ion Production of 77Br and 76Br (submitted)
- Production of 52Fe from Symmetric Complete Fusion-Evaporation Reactions (accepted to NIM B) (isotope production)