Programs

Staff

Erik Brubaker

Erik Brubaker

Erik joined the radiation detection group at Sandia California in 2008 after beginning his career in experimental particle physics. He is currently the PI on the High Sensitivity Fast Neutron Imager (neutron scatter camera), as well as a project to develop time-encoded imaging of fast neutrons.

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Belkis Cabrera-Palmer

Belkis joined the group in 2008 and since then she has worked on demonstrating the applicability of antineutrino detection for nuclear reactor monitoring. Her activities focus on the development of a High-Purity Germanium detector system for (anti)neutrino detection, targeting ultra-low electronic noise in large-mass Germanium detectors as well as very-low background levels from non-neutrino interactions.

Mark Gerling

Mark Gerling

Mark supports the various demanding projects of the group through MCNP modeling and benchmarking to measurement. He is also involved in component testing, system operations and data analysis. Much of his time has been spent working on the neutron scatter camera and double scatter neutron imaging.

John Goldsmith

John Goldsmith

After a National Research Council –National Bureau of Standard postdoctoral position at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics in Colorado, John joined the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA (where he has been ever since).

Scott Kiff

Scott Kiff

Scott joined the group in 2009 and has worked on the antineutrino detection, fast neutron counting, and fast neutron imaging programs. His current interests include neutron spectroscopy and multiplicity detectors. Scott worked at PNNL in 2007 and 2008 on homeland security and nuclear safeguards projects, focusing on Monte Carlo modeling of detector performance for photon, neutron, and beta detectors.

Peter Marleau

Peter Marleau

Peter joined the Radiation and Nuclear Detector Systems group in 2006. He has been a major contributor to the Neutron Scatter Camera project supported by NA-22 where he has led data analysis, development of image processing tools, Monte Carlo detector modeling, and performance characterization toward future design.

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David Reyna

David began his career studying fundamental nuclear and particle physics, spending more than a decade at many of the world's premier research laboratories.