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.
Prof. Mattingly, the RADIANS team lead, was awarded a $900,000 grant by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D to develop a new toolkit for the characterization of special nuclear material (SMN).
Prof. Mattingly’s research is supported by NCSU graduate students Garrett Dean and Sean O’Brien, postdoctoral scholar Todd Evans, research associate Jun Li, and Dave Anderson. Their work will enable detailed characterization of SNM properties from neutron and gamma measurements.