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
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: TCE Professional Promise in Research Award
2015: R&D 100 Finalist for the application of lithium indium diselenide cold neutron imager development for cold neutron transmission imaging
2013: Ralf E. Powe Young Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Stand, M. Zhuravleva, J. Johnson, M. Koschan, E. Lukosi, C.L. Melcher, "New high performing scintillators: RbSr2 Br5:Eu and RbSr2I5:Eu," Optical Materials 73, 408-414, 2017. 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." Accepted for publication in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 08/16/2017. doi: 1016/j.nima.2017.08.028
Eric Lukosi, "Microfluidic Alpha Spectrometry of UOX PWR UNF in a Molten Salt," Accepted for publication in Nuclear Science and Engineering, 08/11/2017. doi: 1080/00295639.2017.1367248
Thomas Wulz, Brian K. Canfield, Lloyd M. Davis, Stefan Spanier, Eric Lukosi, "Pulsed Femtosecond-Laser Treatment and Deep Reactive Ion Etching of Diamond," Diamond and Related Materials 74, 108-113, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.diamond.2017.02.018
Venturi on behalf of the RD42 collaboration, "Diamond Pixel Detectors and 3D Diamond Devices," Journal of Instrumentation, 11, C12062, 2016. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/12/C12062
Elan H. Herrera, Eric D. Lukosi, Daniel S. Hamm, Brenden Wiggins, Rob W. Milburn, Arnold Burger, Hassina Bilheux, Louis Santodonato, Ondrej Chvala, and Ashley C. Stowe, "Pixelated 6LiInSe2 Detector for Thermal Neutron Imaging," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 833, 142-146, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.07.035
M. Rust, C. Melcher, E. Lukosi, "Intrinsic Radioactivity of KSr2I5:Eu2+," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 833, 33-37, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.07.006
Eric Lukosi, Elan Herrera, Daniel Hamm, Ashley C. Stowe, Brenden Wiggins, Kyung-Min. Lee, Pavel Trtik, Dayakar Penumadu, Stephen Young, Louis Santodonato, Hassina Bilheux, Liviu Matei, Arnold Burger, "Lithium Indium Diselenide: A New Scintillator for Neutron Radiography," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 830, 140-149, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.063
Xiaodong Zhang, Michael Moore, Kyung-Min Lee, Eric Lukosi, Jason P. Hayward, "Study of cerium diffusion in undoped lithium-6 enriched glass with Rutherford backscattering spectrometry," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 378, 8-11, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.nimb.2016.04.036
Eric Lukosi, Ondrej Chvala, Ashley Stowe, "Detector response functions of semiconducting lithium indium diselenide," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 822, 9-14, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.03.080
Brenden Wiggins, Michael Groza, Eugene Tupitsyn, Eric Lukosi, Keivan Stassun, Arnold Burger, Ashley Stowe, "Scintillation properties of semiconducting 6LiInSe2 crystal to ionizing radiation," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 801, 73-77, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2015.08.035
Yuntao Wu, Eric D. Lukosi, Mariya Zhuravleva, Adam C. Lindsey, and Charles L. Melcher, "A novel LiCl-BaCl2:Eu2+ eutectic scintillator for thermal neutron detection," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 797, 319-323, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2015.06.064
Jennifer Littell, Eric Lukosi, Jason Hayward, Robert Milburn, "Coded Moderator Approach For Fast Neutron Source Detection and Localization at Standoff," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 784, 364-369, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.118
Eric Lukosi, Mark Prelas, "Diamond sensor arrays for neutron detection: Preamplifier signal dependence on sensor array configuration," Radiation Measurements 73, 18-25, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2014.12.007
Mark. A. Prelas, Charles J. Weaver, Matthew Watermann, Eric Lukosi, Robert Schott, and Denis Wisniewski, "A Review of Nuclear Batteries," Progress in Nuclear Energy 75, 117-148, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.pnucene.2014.04.007
Thomas B. Rezentes Jr, Mark A. Prelas, Eric Lukosi, Matthew L. Watermann, Jack Crawford, and Richard H. Olsher, "Computer Based Investigative Techniques-A Comparison of Dose Using the MCNP code for OSL Dosimeters," Nuclear Technology 187 (1) 96-102, 2014; doi: dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT11-105
Eric Lukosi, Mark Prelas, Joongmoo Shim, Haruetai Kasiwattanawut, Charles Weaver, Cherian Joseph Mathai, Shubra Ganglopadhyay, "Diamond-Based Radiation Sensor for LENR Experiments Part 1: Sensor Development and Characterization," J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci 13, 319-328, 2014.
Eric Lukosi, Mark Prelas, Joongmoo Shim, Haruetai Kasiwattanawut, Charles Weaver, Cherian Joseph Mathai, Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Kyle Preece, "Diamond-based Radiation Sensor for LENR Experiments. Part 2: Experimental Analysis of Deuterium-loaded Palladium," J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci 13, 329-336, 2014.
Kyuhak Oh, Mark A. Prelas, Jason B. Rothenberger, Eric D. Lukosi, Jeho Jeong, Daniel Montenegro, Robert J. Schott, Charles L. Weaver, and Denis A. Wisniewski, "Theoretical Maximum Efficiencies of Optimized Slab and Spherical Betavoltaic Systems Utilizing Sulfur-35, Strontium-90, and Yttrium-90," Nuclear Technology 179 (2) 234-242, 2012.
Kyuhak Oh, Mark A. Prelas, Eric D. Lukosi, Jason B. Rothenberger, Robert J. Schott, Charles L. Weaver, Daniel Montenegro, and Denis A. Wisniewski, "The Theoretical Maximum Efficiency for a Linearly Graded Alphavoltaic Nuclear Battery," Technology 179 (2) 243-249, 2012.
Eric Lukosi, Mark Prelas, and John Palsmeier, "Monte Carlo Simulations of Multiplexed Electronic Grade CVD Diamond for Neutron Detection," Radiation Measurements 47 (6) 417-425, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2012.04.001.
Eric Lukosi and Mark Prelas, "Weaponization and Delivery Systems that Terrorists Use for Chemical and Biological Agents; Bioterrorism," NATO Science for Peace and Security Series E: Human and Societal Dynamics, Vol 115, p. 29-62, 2014. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-317-9-29.