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BA, MS, UCLA 1972 (Valedictorian)
PhD, Nuclear Engineering, MIT, 1975 (NSF Fellow)
Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) computer code development and applications to simulate the interaction of radiation with matter.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1975 – present
1975-1984: MCNP code development including tallies, volume calculator, and significant collaboration on weight windows, weight window generator and other variance reduction;
1984-1987: Associate Group Leader for MCNP development, applications, data;
1990-1997: Team Leader for MCNP and principal integrator of all MCNP4 capabilities;
1998-2000: MCNP code development and principal integrator;
2000-2011: MCNPX 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 code development;
2006-2009: MCNP6 merger of MCNP5 and MCNP6;
2009-present: MCNP6, MCNPX development and consultant for MCNP applications, particularly nuclear safeguards, radiation shielding, and variance reduction.
Congressional Liaison, 1987-1989. Responsible for LANL interactions with the U. S. Congress. Successful dealing with and familiarity with all levels of government and LANL administration.
Presently a member of both the MCNP and MCNPX code development teams at LANL.
- Author/coauthor of over 200 scientific papers;
- Teacher of 100+ MCNP/X week-long workshops internationally;
- Mentor to 20+ graduate students;
- Thesis advisor for 4 PhD candidates: Purdue University, University of Florida, Ghent University (Belgium), University of Paris (France).