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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

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


View a more complete list of Lukosi's publications.

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: 10.1021/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: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125213

L. 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

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: 10.1021/acsami.8b21112

H. 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: 10.1039/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: 10.1039/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: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2018.09.023

N. 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

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: 10.1155/2018/1074734

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: 10.1002/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: 10.1063/1.5028269

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

L. 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: 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:

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.

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