Nuclear Security Detection Workshop

from Monday, 15 April 2019 (08:00) to Tuesday, 16 April 2019 (16:30)
University of Surrey

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
15 Apr 2019
16 Apr 2019
AM
10:00 --- Registration and Coffee ---
10:30
Session 1: Applications in Nuclear Security (Session Chair Paul Sellin) (until 12:30) ()
10:30 Opening Remarks - Paul Sellin (University of Surrey)   ()
10:45 Relying on robotics: towards remotely operated inspection and maintenance in high hazard scenarios - Rob Buckingham (UKAEA, RACE Robotics Centre)   ()
11:15 Exploring opportunities for future on-line tritiated water detection by in-situ ATR FTIR: real time isotopic analysis of water - Cei Provis-Evans (University of Bath)   ()
11:30 Simulation of novel high-quality radiation sources for industrial use - C.D. Murphy (University of York)   ()
11:45 How a decade of active interrogation work led us to the need for mono-energetic sources, and why? - Ceri Clemett (AWE)   ()
12:00 Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC): Mission and Accomplishments - John Mattingly (North Carolina State University)   ()
09:15
Session 5: Imaging and Detection 1 (Session Chair Richard Hewitt) (until 11:00) ()
09:15 DTRA Basic Research Support for Radiation Detection - David Peterson (DTRA)   ()
09:45 Neutron sensitivity of HEXITEC and capability in localisation of neutron radiation source - Jia Chuan Khong (University College London)   ()
10:00 Thermal-neutron detection with GAGG:Ce - Matt Taggart (University of Surrey)   ()
10:15 Development of a Radiation Detector with Particle Discrimination for Nuclear Security Applications - Francis Thomson (University of Glasgow)   ()
10:30 RIID’ing the World of Nuclear Threats: The Next Generation of Radioisotope Identification Detectors - Adam Tuff (Kromek Ltd)   ()
11:00 --- Coffee ---
11:30
Session 6: Imaging and Detection 2 (Session Chair Lee Thompson) (until 13:00) ()
11:30 Imaging and locating radioactive isotopes for security - Robert Speller (UCL)   ()
12:00 nFacet 3D: Sensitive Neutron Detection for Timely Source Location and Identification - Antonin Vacheret (Imperial College London)   ()
12:15 Studying the use of Thallium Bromide as a Gamma Ray Sensor - Olivia Voyce (The University of Liverpool)   ()
12:30 Enhanced Resolution in Large Volume $SrI_2:Eu$ Detectors - Jamie Brown (University of York)   ()
12:45 Neutron-capture prompt-gamma activation analysis (PGAA) using diverse machine learning methods - Jino Mathew (Coventry University)   ()
PM
12:30 --- Lunch ---
13:30
Session 2: CBRN-UK Industry/Academia session (Session Chair Jeremy Edwards) (until 15:30) ()
13:30 Overview of CBRN-UK - Jeremy Edwards (NNL)   ()
13:40 Industry Challenges - David Crouch (3M)   ()
13:50 Pharos/University of Manchester-industry stand-off detection - Divyesh Trivedi (National Nuclear Laboratory)   ()
14:05 UK-US technology development and exploitation – digital camera radiation detection - John Scholes (Observant Innovations)   ()
14:20 CBRN Information Management as a Service - Robert Gordon (Riskaware Ltd)   ()
14:35 Improving the win-win rate for Suppliers and Customers involved in the expanding radiometric marketplace - Steve Holloway (AWE)   ()
14:50 Panel Session Q&A   ()
15:30 --- Coffee ---
16:00
Session 3 Monitoring and Inspection (Session Chair Andrew Boston) (until 17:30) ()
16:00 Monitoring nuclear reactor neutrinos with WATCHMAN/AIT - Lee Thompson (University of Sheffield)   ()
16:30 AMIR: Antineutrino Measurement of Isotopes in Reactors - Yan Jie Schnellbach (University of Liverpool)   ()
16:45 Figures Of Merit for the Application of Muon Tomography to the Characterization of Nuclear Waste Drums - Patrick Stowell (University of Sheffield)   ()
17:00 Neutron efficiency and gamma rejection of pulse shape discriminating multi mode radiation detectors - Chris Allwork (AWE)   ()
17:15 Beta-Gamma Coincidence Spectrometry in Support of the CTBT - Matthew Goodwin (AWE)   ()
17:30
Session 4: Poster session and drinks reception (until 18:30) ()
17:30 A Study of Van Allen Belt Signatures of Nuclear Weapon Tests for Future CTBT Technologies - C.A. Steer (St Mary's University)   ()
17:50 Compact X-ray sources - David Jenkins (University of York)   ()
18:10 Characterisation of Liquid Suspended Quantum Dots for Radiation Detection in Nuclear Security - Mr Callum Grove (University of Surrey)   ()
18:10 Colloid suspension of nanoparticles as basis for detection of particles, gamma and X-ray - P. Claiden (Sino-British College, Shanghai)   ()
18:10 Development of Compact Neutron-Gamma Detectors: A Source Narrative - Dr Matt Taggart (University of Surrey)   ()
18:10 Digital Silicon SPAD Photosensor - Jamie Brown (University of York)   ()
18:10 Evidential Reasoning for Radiological Detection - Neil Walkinshaw (University of Leicester)   ()
18:10 Fission Reactor Antineutrino Emission ModellingUsing the 'ab initio' Method - Mr George Holt (University of Liverpool)   ()
18:10 Generalized gamma spectrometry simulator for forward and reverse problems in nuclide identification - Mr A Turner (University of Birmingham)   ()
18:10 Geometry and reflection effects on pulse shapes within plastic scintillators using Geant4 - Michael Hubbard (University of Surrey)   ()
18:10 Lithium Loaded Plastic Scintillators for Thermal Neutron Detection - Dr Sion Richards (Science & Technology Facilities Council)   ()
18:10 Novel Perovskite X-ray/Gamma Detectors and Potential Applications - Logan Forth   ()
18:10 Peak Identification in Low-Resolution γ-ray Spectra Using the Cosine Similarity Measure - Dr Mohammad Nakhostin (Department of Physics, University of Surrey)   ()
18:10 Position reconstruction of gamma- ray interactions in monolithic scintillator’s - Ms Faten Alsomali   ()
18:10 Pulse-shape analysis for temperature dependent scintillators - Jack Wood (University of York)   ()
18:10 Simulating Organic Radiation Detectors - Mr Muhammad Ali (Queen Mary University of London)   ()
18:10 Solution processable organic bulk heterojunction diodes as direct radiation detectors - Mrs Xiaoqi Liu (Queen Mary University of London)   ()
18:10 Spectral imaging for nuclear element detection - Dr Nick Polydorides (University of Edinburgh)   ()
18:10 Verification Instrument for the Direct Assay of Reactors at Range - Ron Collins (University of Liverpool)   ()
18:15 Applications of Multibang Regularizaton in Weighted X-Ray imaging - Mr Philip Richardson (University of Manchester)   ()
18:15 Comparing Wavelength Shifting Fibres and Strips for SoLid - Christopher Wright (University of Bristol)   ()
18:15 Cosmic-ray Muography for Nuclear Security Detection - Ralf Kaiser (Lynkeos)   ()
18:15 Developing organic semiconducting sensors for thermal neutrons - Mr Prodromos Chatzispyroglou   ()
18:15 Development of a Neutron-Gamma Telescope - Matt Taggart (University of Surrey)   ()
18:15 Development of a Pulse Shape Discrimination Algorithm - D. Pitman-Weymouth (University of York)   ()
18:15 Developments towards the stand-off detection of alpha emitting materials in daylight through the use of a UVTRON flame sensor. - Dr Kelum Gamage (University of Glasgow)   ()
18:15 Enhancing source localisation for threat detection - Antonin Vacheret (Imperial College London)   ()
18:15 Investigation of neutron and gamma sensitivity in Gadolinium- doped plastic scintillator - Diego Cimadom (University of Sheffield)   ()
18:15 Lead glass cherenkov detectors for gamma detection - John McMillan (The University of Sheffield)   ()
18:15 NESSY – A prototype Neutron Energy Spectrometer for Security - Adam Maxfield (Sheffield Hallam University)   ()
18:15 Spectroscopic and Timing Performances of SrI2:Eu Scintillation Crystal Coupled to PMT and SiPM - Mohammad Nakhostin   ()
18:15 Thallium Bromide Radiation Sensors - Josiah O'Brien   ()
19:30 --- Workshop Dinner at the Holiday Inn Hotel ---
13:00 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Session 7: AWE session on 3He alternatives (Session Chair Neil Gaspar) (until 16:30) ()
14:00 CVD diamond sensors for neutron detection - Gwenaelle Lefeuvre (Micron Semiconductor)   ()
14:20 Neutron Detection Technologies - Mark Foster (Symetrica)   ()
14:40 Overview of Neutron Detection for Nuclear Threat Reduction - Steve Holloway (AWE)   ()
15:00 DTRA-sponsored Helium-3 Alternative Technologies: mature and mass producible technologies - Hank Zhu (DTRA)   ()
15:20 Panel Session Q&A - Neil Gaspar (University of Surrey)   ()
15:50 Closing Presentation: Engagement with Nuclear Security - Paul Sellin (University of Surrey)   ()