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Eric Lukosi

Eric D. Lukosi

Associate Professor


Eric Lukosi’s research interests include radiation instrumentation and detector development, active and passive interrogation techniques, topics of counterterrorism and nonproliferation, nuclear batteries, and measurement of fundamental nuclear physical quantities.

Lukosi has recently established and is the director of the Micro-Processing Research Facility at the University of Tennessee. This facility was created to provide both student training through laboratories at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as provide a research platform for research to be conducted by faculty with interest in this area. His current academic research goals are aimed at the development and characterization of advanced semiconductor and scintillation radiation detectors/spectrometers for applications ranging from neutron security to high energy physics.


Neutron detection and spectrometry, dosimetry, nuclear batteries, applied plasma physics, nuclear physics and cross section evaluations.


PhD, Nuclear Engineering, University of Missouri, 2012

Certificate in Nuclear Safeguards Sci. & Tech., Nuclear Engineering, University of Missouri, 2012

MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Missouri, 2008

Dual BS, Physics/Astronomy, Benedictine College, 2007

Professional Service

Chair of session RadDet 1.2 at the NanoGe Conference in Berlin, Germany, 11/04/2019.

Chaired the organization for the CWMD 2018 Academic Research Initiative Review for Nuclear Sensing Technologies, August 28-29th, 2018, Knoxville TN.

Assistant technical program chair of the Serpent Users Meeting, October 13-16, 2015, Knoxville, TN.

ANS Meeting, Proceedings, and Transactions Committee, 06/20/2013-12/31/2015.

Session chair of Activation Analysis session at the 18th topical meeting of the Radiation Protection, Shielding, and Dosimetry Division of ANS, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 15, 2014.

RD42 Collaboration member on the Development of Diamond Tracking Detectors for High Luminosity Experiments at the LHC, 2014–present

Member SPIE, 2014–2015

Member IEEE, 2012–present

Member, ASEE, 2012–present

Awards and Recognitions

2018: Professional Promise in Research Award, Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee

2015: R&D 100 Finalist; Lithium Indium Diselenide Cold Neutron Imaging Sensor

2013: Ralf E. Powe Young Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities



Select publications below. For a full list of his publications, view his Google Scholar page.


July 2019-June 2020

Stand, M Zhuravleva, J. Johnson, M. Koschan, E. Lukosi, C. L. Melcher, Gamma-ray spectroscopic characterization of long, rapidly-grown KSr2I5:Eu2+ crystals, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 962 (2020) 163700, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2020.163700


Reichmann et al. New test beam results of 3D and pad etectors constructed with poly-crystalline CVD diamond, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 958 (2020) 162675, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2019.162675


Mahshid Ahmadi, Liam Collins, Kate Higgins, Dohyung Kim, Eric Lukosi, Sergei V. Kalinin, Spatially resolved carrier dynamics at MAPbBr3 single crystal-electrode interface, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2019, 11, 14, 41551-DOI: 1021/acsami.9b16287


L Bäni et al., A study of the radiation tolerance of poly-crystalline and single crystalline CVD diamond to 800 MeV and 24 GeV protons, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52 (46), 465103. DOI: 1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125213


Stand, M. Zhuravleva, J. Johnson, M. Koschan, M. Loyd, Y. Wu, E. Lukosi, C. L. Melcher, Crystal Growth and Characterization of High Performance KSr2BrxI5-x:Eu Scintillators, Journal of Crystal Growth 526 (2019) 125213. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125213

July 2018-June 2019

Eric Lukosi, Mikah Rust, Luis Stand, Charles L. Melcher, Optimization of Data Acquisition Parameters for Single Gamma Line Sensing: KSr2I5(Eu) and NaI(Tl) Compared, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 938 (2019) 36–40. DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2019.05.085


Mahshid Ahmadi, Eric S. Muckley, Ilia N. Ivanov, Matthias Lorenz, Xin Li, Olga Ovchinnikov, Eric Lukosi, Jeremy T. Tisdale, Ethan Blount, Ivan Kravchenko, Sergei V. Kalinin, Bin Hu, Liam Collins, Environmental Gating and Galvanic Effects in Single Crystals of Organometallic Halide Perovskites, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2019 (11) 16, 14722-14733. DOI: 1021/acsami.8b21112

Kagan et al., Diamond detector technology, status, and perspectives, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 924 (2019) 297–300. DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.06.009


Artem Musiienko, Pavel Moravec, Roman Grill, Petr Praus, Igor Vasylchenko, Jakub Pekarek, Jeremy Tisdale, Katka Ridzoonova, Eduard Belas, Lucie Abelova, Bin Hu, Eric Lukosi, Mahshid Ahmadi, Deep Levels, Charge Transport and Mixed Conductivity in Organometallic Halide Perovskites, Energy and Environmental Science 2019, 12, 1413-1425. DOI: 1039/C9EE00311H


Eric Lukosi, Travis Smith, Jeremy Tisdale, Daniel Hamm, Cody Seal, Bin Hu, Mahshid Ahmadi, Methylammonium lead tribromide semiconductors: Ionizing radiation detection and electronic properties, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 927 (2019) 401–406. DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2019.02.059


Jeremy Tisdale, Travis Smith, John Robert Salasin, Mahshid Ahmadi, Nathan Johnson, Anton Ievlev, Michael Koehler, Claudia Rawn, Eric Lukosi, Bin Hu, Precursor Purity Effects on Solution-Based Growth of MAPbBr3 Single Crystals towards Efficient Radiation Sensing, CrystEngComm (2018). DOI: 1039/C8CE01498A.


Eric Lukosi, Drew Onken, Daniel Hamm, Chance Brown, Anton V. Ievlev, Arnold Burger, Jeff Preston, Richard Williams, Ashley Stowe, Intrinsic Lithium Indium Diselenide: Scintillation Properties and Defect States, Journal of Luminescence 205 (2019) 346-350. DOI: 1016/j.jlumin.2018.09.023


Venturi et al., Results on the Radiation Tolerance of Diamond Detectors, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 924 (2019) 241-244, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.08.038


July 2017-June 2018


Ahmed Alghamdi, Lawrence Heilbronn, Luis A. Castellanos, Eric Lukosi, ∆E/∆E Measurements of Energetic Ions Using CVD Diamond Detectors, Journal of Spectroscopy (2018) 1074734. DOI: 1155/2018/1074734


Jeremy Tisdale, Eric Muckley, Mahshid Ahmadi, Travis Smith, Cody Seal, Eric Lukosi, Ilia Ivanov, Bin Hu, Dynamic Impact of Electrode Materials on Interface of Single Crystalline Methylammonium Lead Bromide Perovskite, Advanced Materials Interfaces 2018, 1800476. DOI: 1002/admi.201800476


Daniel Hamm, Mikah Rust, Elan Herrera, Liviu Matei, Vladimir Buliga, Michael Groza, Arnold Burger, Ashley Stowe, Jeff Preston, Eric Lukosi, Semiconducting lithium indium diselenide: Charge-carrier properties and the impacts of high flux thermal neutron irradiation, Applied Physics Letters 112, 242104 (2018). DOI: 1063/1.5028269


Thomas Wulz, William Gerding, Nickolay Lavrik, Daryl Briggs, Bernadeta Srijanto, Kevin Lester, Dale Hensley, Stefan Spanier, Eric Lukosi, Realization of deep 3D metal electrodes in diamond radiation detectors, Applied Physics Letters 112, 222101 (2018). DOI: 10.1063/1.5039734


(Invited; Feature Article) Elan Herrera, Daniel Hamm, Ashley Stowe, Jeffery Preston, Brenden Wiggins, Arnold Burger, Eric Lukosi, Neutron Imaging with Timepix Coupled Lithium Indium Diselenide, Journal of Imaging 2018, 4(1) 10, DOI: 10.3390/jimaging4010010


Charles Weaver, Robert Schott, Mark Prelas, Denis Wisniewski, Jason Rothenberger, Eric Lukosi, Kyuhak Oh, Radiation Resistant PIDECα Cell Using Photon Intermediate Direct Energy Conversion and a Po-210 Source, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 132 (2018) 110-115, DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2017.11.026


Stand, M. Zhuravleva, J. Johnson, M. Koschan, Y. Wu, S. Donnal, K. Vaigneu, E. Lukosi, C. L. Melcher, Exploring Growth Conditions and Eu2+ Concentration Effects for KSr2I5:Eu Scintillator Crystals II: Ø 25 mm Crystals, Journal of Crystal Growth 483 (2018) 301-307, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2017.11.010

Stand, M. Zhuravleva, J. Johnson, M. Koschan, E. Lukosi, C.L. Melcher, New high performing scintillators: RbSr2Br5:Eu and RbSr2I5:Eu, Optical Materials 73 (2017) 408-414. DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2017.08.013


Eric Lukosi, Elan Herrera, Daniel Hamm, Arnold Burger, Ashley Stowe, Neutron imaging with lithium indium diselenide: surface properties, spatial resolution, and computed tomography, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A 872 (2017) 181-186. DOI: 1016/j.nima.2017.08.028


Eric Lukosi, Microfluidic Alpha Spectrometry of UOX PWR UNF in a Molten Salt, Nuclear Science and Engineering, 188 (3) 2017. DOI: 1080/00295639.2017.1367248

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