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Grad student honored for nuclear weapons detection research

Nuclear engineering graduate student Aaron McEvoy earned a citation and cash prize for the best student oral presentation at the 14th United States/Japan Workshop on Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion. McEvoy is seeking to understand the spatial profile of individual fusion reactions occurring in a deuterium plasma confined inside an IEC device. It’s research that supports using neutrons from IEC devices to detect conventional explosives and smuggled nuclear weapons material.

Mark Riechers