Mattingly wins DNDO Nuclear Forensics Junior Faculty Award

Prof. John Mattingly, the RADIANS team lead, received an Early Career Award from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to develop new methods to analyze interdicted, pre-detonation nuclear materials and post-detonation nuclear explosion debris (fallout).  DNDO awarded Prof. Mattingly $300,000 to conduct this research, and NCSU contributed $75,000 in matching funds.


Prof. Mattingly’s research is supported by NCSU graduate students Garrett Dean and Gabe Lucero and postdoctoral scholar Dr. Tony Nettleton.  Their work will enable the forensic analysis of interdicted, irradiated nuclear material and nuclear fallout.