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Expert in Radiation Physics

Expert ID: 722758 Texas, USA

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Expert J. Expert is a radiation professional with many years of experience in radiation physics, health physics, measurements, and dose calculations. He has been a Certified Radiation Health Physicist (CHP) by the ABHP since 1991 and has R&D experience in the radiation field at national labs, universities, and industry. Expert has 10 patents in the area of nuclear radiation and has 11 scientific publications. For the past six years he has been providing consulting services in the radiation physics and technology field to a variety of clients ranging from radiation dose reconstruction, WMD detector development, environmental cleanup, to technology transfer/documentation. He has demonstrated abilities in technology and R&D including managing projects, budgets, and performing in the field as well as in the laboratory. He is able to leverage many years of practical experience and a solid background in physics to provide timely, solid solutions in many areas of technology. Expert can organize time and priorities to work on multiple projects and to obtain results on time. He has the ability to direct projects and personnel, make presentations, and operate a variety of software. Some keywords in his resume include: CHP; physics/detection/instrumentation; dose reconstruction; NORM analysis; neutron and gamma-ray spectra; electronics; accelerators and neutron generators; regulations; safety; laboratory experimentation; technology transfer.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Nuclear Radiation Physics Institution: University of Kansas
Year: 1973 Degree: B.S. Subject: Physics Institution: University of Kansas
Year: 1964 Degree: 2-year vocational Subject: Electricity and Electronics Institution: Pittsburg State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Radiation Dose Reconstructor Department: Consulting Responsibilities: He is presently performing radiation dose reconstruction analysis for DOE’s Atomic Weapon Workers.
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: Parnell & Associates Title: Scientific Consultant Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Expert provided consulting services in the areas of technology, physics, safety, instrumentation, lectures, radiation physics, technology transfer documentation, and he served on various safety committees.
Years: 1985 to 1999 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services Title: Research Physicist Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: He was a member of the Research Group that explored and directed the research initiatives at the Halliburton Technology Center, Duncan, Oklahoma. His accomplishments included gathering and applying knowledge from various fields of R&D to Halliburton’s business; initiating outsource contacts for R&D; and administering, budgeting, and monitoring R&D contracts, and applying their results. This position required a broad knowledge of science and its application to solve real problems in technology and business in a timely and cost-effective manner. Also, he continued to direct the Nuclear Physics Lab and conduct radiation research and serve as the Radiation Safety Officer for the Technology Center.
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: Texas A&M University Title: Program Manager & Lecturer Department: Nuclear Science Center Responsibilities: Expert’s accomplishments included directing specialized training programs in health physics, radiation instrumentation, radiochemistry, neutron physics, and reactor systems; management of personnel and budgets associated with these programs; and overseeing the purchase and operation of radiation detection instrumentation systems. He taught in the Department of Nuclear Engineering in radiation instrumentation, experimentation, and health physics.
Years: 1977 to 1981 Employer: University of California Title: Radiation Physicist Department: Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM Responsibilities: He was a staff member at the 800 MeV Mesons Facility, LAMPF. His accomplishments included applied research in such areas as pulsed fast neutron detection, high-energy nuclear particle detection, and also detection, dose calculations, and shielding of neutrons, gamma rays, and beta particles that accompany an 800 MeV proton accelerator. This involved utilizing indium, gold, aluminum, sulfur, and plastic scintillation neutron activation detectors, as well as BF-3 tubes, PE counters, and TLDs. He was responsible for most neutron and gamma spectrum analyses concerned with health physics at the accelerator.
Years: 1970 to 1976 Employer: University of Kansas Title: Research Associate Department: Nuclear Science Department Responsibilities: From June 1975 to October 1976 Expert was a Research Assistant working on his Ph.D. thesis, renovating a Cockroft-Walton D-T 14 MeV neutron generator. He calculated, constructed, and tested the required shielding for the unit. He designed safeguards, met state regulatory requirements, and operated the neutron generator. He researched and developed the use of the O-16(n,p) reaction to continuously monitor the neutron output of the generator. He applied this system to 14 MeV neutron collimation research and phantom dose measurements. From April 1970 to September 1974, Expert was a Health Physicist Technician, one-quarter time, for the University of Kansas.
Years: 1966 to 1969 Employer: U.S. Army Title: Health Physicist Department: Nuclear Power Program Responsibilities: He was in Missile Electronics School, 1969; Nuclear Reactor Operator/Health Physics School, 1967-68; and served in a one-year expedition in Antarctica as a nuclear power plant Health Physicist/Environmental Monitor, 1969. He received an Honorable discharge, January 1970.
Years: 1964 to 1966 Employer: Montgomery Wards & Co. Title: Service Manager Department: Service Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: to Present Agency: NIOSH Role: Consultant through SC&A Description: Expert investigates radiation exposures and doses to atomic energy workers for the probability of cancer causation from work at nuclear weapons facilities.
Years: 2001 to 2004 Agency: DoD/DLA Role: Consultant through OSU Description: His work with the DoD CATT program involved researching and modeling failure rates in USAF aircraft and working with the DLA in Washington, D.C.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Health Physics Society (HPS), the South Texas HPS, and the North Texas HPS
Licenses / Certifications
He is a Certified Radiation Health Physicist by AAHP.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 10 patents in the area of nuclear radiation, and 11 scientific publications.

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