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 Expert  722758

Expert in Radiation Physics


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Texas (TX)
USA
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Expert is a radiation professional with many years of experience in radiation physics, health physics, measurements, and dose calculations. He has been a Certified Radiation Health Physicist (CHP) by the ABHP since 1991 and has R&D experience in the radiation field at national labs, universities, and industry. Expert has 10 patents in the area of nuclear radiation and has 11 scientific publications. For the past six years he has been providing consulting services in the radiation physics and technology field to a variety of clients ranging from radiation dose reconstruction, WMD detector development, environmental cleanup, to technology transfer/documentation. He has demonstrated abilities in technology and R&D including managing projects, budgets, and performing in the field as well as in the laboratory. He is able to leverage many years of practical experience and a solid background in physics to provide timely, solid solutions in many areas of technology. Expert can organize time and priorities to work on multiple projects and to obtain results on time. He has the ability to direct projects and personnel, make presentations, and operate a variety of software. Some keywords in his resume include: CHP; physics/detection/instrumentation; dose reconstruction; NORM analysis; neutron and gamma-ray spectra; electronics; accelerators and neutron generators; regulations; safety; laboratory experimentation; technology transfer.
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ionizing radiation

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isotope

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nuclear radiation

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naturally occurring radioactive material

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nuclear radiation measurement

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nuclear reaction

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rad

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radiation energy

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radiation monitoring equipment

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radiation personal protective equipment

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radiation protection

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radiation unit

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radiation-related equipment

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radioactive isotope

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radioactive material

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radioactive material handling equipment

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scintillation counter

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sodium iodide detector

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radioactivity

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gamma radiation

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dosimetry

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health biophysics

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induced radioactivity


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  Galveston, Texas;  and Missouri City, Texas.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   Ph.D.   Nuclear Radiation Physics   University of Kansas  
1973   B.S.   Physics   University of Kansas  
1964   2-year vocational   Electricity and Electronics   Pittsburg State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consulting

 

Radiation Dose Reconstructor

 

He is presently performing radiation dose reconstruction analysis for DOE's Atomic Weapon Workers.

1999 to 2004

 

Parnell & Associates

 

Consulting

 

Scientific Consultant

 

Expert provided consulting services in the areas of technology, physics, safety, instrumentation, lectures, radiation physics, technology transfer documentation, and he served on various safety committees.

1985 to 1999

 

Halliburton Energy Services

 

Research and Development

 

Research Physicist

 

He was a member of the Research Group that explored and directed the research initiatives at the Halliburton Technology Center, Duncan, Oklahoma. His accomplishments included gathering and applying knowledge from various fields of R&D to Halliburton's business; initiating outsource contacts for R&D; and administering, budgeting, and monitoring R&D contracts, and applying their results. This position required a broad knowledge of science and its application to solve real problems in technology and business in a timely and cost-effective manner. Also, he continued to direct the Nuclear Physics Lab and conduct radiation research and serve as the Radiation Safety Officer for the Technology Center.

1981 to 1984

 

Texas A&M University

 

Nuclear Science Center

 

Program Manager & Lecturer

 

Expert's accomplishments included directing specialized training programs in health physics, radiation instrumentation, radiochemistry, neutron physics, and reactor systems; management of personnel and budgets associated with these programs; and overseeing the purchase and operation of radiation detection instrumentation systems. He taught in the Department of Nuclear Engineering in radiation instrumentation, experimentation, and health physics.

1977 to 1981

 

University of California

 

Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

 

Radiation Physicist

 

He was a staff member at the 800 MeV Mesons Facility, LAMPF. His accomplishments included applied research in such areas as pulsed fast neutron detection, high-energy nuclear particle detection, and also detection, dose calculations, and shielding of neutrons, gamma rays, and beta particles that accompany an 800 MeV proton accelerator. This involved utilizing indium, gold, aluminum, sulfur, and plastic scintillation neutron activation detectors, as well as BF-3 tubes, PE counters, and TLDs. He was responsible for most neutron and gamma spectrum analyses concerned with health physics at the accelerator.

1970 to 1976

 

University of Kansas

 

Nuclear Science Department

 

Research Associate

 

From June 1975 to October 1976 Expert was a Research Assistant working on his Ph.D. thesis, renovating a Cockroft-Walton D-T 14 MeV neutron generator. He calculated, constructed, and tested the required shielding for the unit. He designed safeguards, met state regulatory requirements, and operated the neutron generator. He researched and developed the use of the O-16(n,p) reaction to continuously monitor the neutron output of the generator. He applied this system to 14 MeV neutron collimation research and phantom dose measurements. From April 1970 to September 1974, Expert was a Health Physicist Technician, one-quarter time, for the University of Kansas.

1966 to 1969

 

U.S. Army

 

Nuclear Power Program

 

Health Physicist

 

He was in Missile Electronics School, 1969; Nuclear Reactor Operator/Health Physics School, 1967-68; and served in a one-year expedition in Antarctica as a nuclear power plant Health Physicist/Environmental Monitor, 1969. He received an Honorable discharge, January 1970.

1964 to 1966

 

Montgomery Wards & Co.

 

Service

 

Service Manager

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Health Physics Society (HPS), the South Texas HPS, and the North Texas HPS

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Certified Radiation Health Physicist by AAHP.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 10 patents in the area of nuclear radiation, and 11 scientific publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Symposium on the Treatment of Naturally Occurring Radioactivity  
 - Health Physics Journal  
 - Radiation Protection Management  
 - Medical Physics  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
to   NIOSH   Consultant through SC&A   Expert investigates radiation exposures and doses to atomic energy workers for the probability of cancer causation from work at nuclear weapons facilities.
2001 to 2004   DoD/DLA   Consultant through OSU   His work with the DoD CATT program involved researching and modeling failure rates in USAF aircraft and working with the DLA in Washington, D.C.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • MS radiation protection expert for consulting on testing & certification for a dental clinic on Navy base.
  • Expert for consulting on Design of CsI scintillation detector.
  • Expert in radiation safety for consulting on radiation protection measures.
  • Expert in nuclear survivability for analysis of spacecraft solar array survivability.
  • Expert in radiology for consulting on use of low-level radioactive gas.
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  • Expert in metal forensic analysis for the analysis of a bronze cannon.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Radiation physicist expert witness for consulting on expert witness.
  • Expert in naturally occurring radioactive material for consulting on NORM for oil/gas company.
  • Expert in health physiology for consulting on performing dosimetry for workers exposed to NORM.
  • Expert in radiology for consulting on whether science has proven that non-therapeutic radiation causes mesothelioma.
  • Expert in Radiation Oncology for medical malpractice case involving intensity-modulated radiation therapy machine (“IMRT”) and standard of practice for dosage calculations, planning, dosimetry.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

For the last five years Expert has worked as a consultant in the area of scientific research and technology transfer. This has included work for Halliburton, Idaho Falls Nuclear Lab, NexTep Radiation Environmental at Kerr McGee, and most recently (the last three years) the Oklahoma State University (OSU) VPR office.


 

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