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Jason Hayward

Jason P. Hayward

Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies and Research, Professor, and UCOR Fellow


Research

Radiation instrumentation, especially for nonproliferation technologies and imaging.


Education

PhD, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008

MSE, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2004

BS, Physics and Mathematics, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 1999


Professional Experience

2020-present   Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies and Research, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT)

2019-present   Joint Faculty Appointment, Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

2019-present   Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UT

2014-2019    Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering (tenured), UCOR Fellow, UT

2008-2014    Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UT

2008-present    Joint Faculty Appointment, Nuclear Materials Detection & Characterization group, Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN

2012-present    Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE) Joint Faculty, UT


Awards and Recognitions

2020    UT Tickle College of Engineering Research Achievement Award

2017    Elevated to IEEE Senior Member Status

2016    UT College of Engineering Professional Promise in Research Award

2014    American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) ‘Faculty Under Forty’ Highlight

2014    UT Citation for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement

2014    UT College of Engineering Professional Promise in Research Award

2013    DOE Science CAREER Awardee (61 awards selected out of 770 university and national lab-based applicants)

2013    UT Nuclear Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award


Publications

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

M.E. Moore, C. Delzer, J. Watts, B.L. Musico, C. Xu, R.M. Collette, P.D. Rack, Y. Zhang, C.L. Melcher, S. McConchie, J.P. Hayward, “Studying the effects of thermally diffusing Ce into the surface of YAlO3 for associated particle imaging,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, Vol. 473, 2020, 55, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2020.03.038

Delzer, M. Zhuravleva, L. Stand, C. Melcher, N. Cherepy, S. Payne, R. Sanner, J.P. Hayward, “Observations regarding inclusions in the growth of Cs2HfCl6 single crystal scintillators,” Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 531, 2020, 125336, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125336.

M.E. Moore, P. Trtik, J. Lousteau, D. Pugliese, G. Brambilla, J.P. Hayward, “Neutron imaging with Li-glass based multicore SCIntillating FIber (SCIFI),” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, accepted for publication in 2019, Available: https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2019.2934497.

A.S. Moore, S. Croft, R.D. McElroy, J.P. Hayward, “Methods for diagnosing and quantifying double pulsing in a Uranium Neutron Collar system using shift register logic,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 11, 2019, 941, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.162333.

Z. Liu, S. Chatzidakis, J.M. Scaglione, C. Liao, H. Yang, J.P. Hayward, “Muon Tracing and Image Reconstruction Algorithms for Cosmic Ray Muon Computed Tomography,” IEEE Transactions in Image Processing, Vol. 28, 2019, 426-435, Available: https://doi.org/10.1109/TIP.2018.2869667.

M.C. Tweardy, S. McConchie, J.P. Hayward, “Quantifying the determinants of leakage multiplication for large uranium objects using Monte Carlo simulations,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2018, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.11.143

M.E. Moore, J. Lousteau, P. Trtik, H.Z. Bilheux, D. Pugliese, D. Milanese, A.T. Simone, G. Brambilla, J.P. Hayward, “Fabrication and experimental evaluation of microstructured 6Li silicate fiber arrays for high spatial resolution neutron imaging,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2018, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.12.010.

A.T. Simone, S. Croft, J.P. Hayward, L.G. Worrall, “Using the JCC-71 neutron coincidence collar as a benchmark for detector characterization with PTR-32 list mode data acquisition,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2018, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.08.022.

A.T. Simone, S. Croft, C. Britton, R.D. McElroy, J.P. Hayward, “Investigating the Non-Ideal Behavior of the Amptek A111 Charge Sensitive Preamplifier and Discriminator Board-3He Proportional Counter Combination Used in Common Safeguards Neutron Coincidence Counters,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2018, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.10.033.

C. Redding, A. Hackett, M. Laubach, R. Feng, P. Feng, C. Hurlbut, P. Liaw, J.P. Hayward, “Tensile, flexural, and light output measurements of selected organic scintillators for evaluation of their potential as structural materials,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2018, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.10.126.

C. Liao, H. Yang, Z. Liu, J.P. Hayward, “Design and Characterization of a Scintillator-Based Position-Sensitive Detector for Muon Imaging,” Nuclear Technology, 2018, Available: https://doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1522885.

M.E. Moore, H. Xue, P. Vilmercati, S.J. Zinkle, N. Mannella, J.P. Hayward, “Thermal diffusion of mixed valence Ce in 6Li loaded silicate glass for neutron imaging,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Vol. 498, Oct. 2018, 145-152, Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.06.004

A.L. Lousteau, R.D. McElroy, S. Croft, J.P. Hayward, “Determining 235U enrichment in bulk uranium items using dual-energy interrogation with delayed neutron measurement,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 904, Oct. 2018, pp. 74-80.  Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.07.030

S.B. Donnald, R. Williams, C.L. Melcher, F. Meng, M. Koschan, S. Friedrich, J.A. Johnson, J.P. Hayward, “Correlation of Nonproportionality and Scintillation Properties with Cerium Concentration in YAlO3:Ce,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 65, No. 5, May 2018, Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2018.2828428

S. Chatzidakis, Z. Liu, J.P. Hayward, J.M. Scaglione, “A generalized trajectory estimation algorithm with energy loss for application to muon tomography,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 123, 124903, published online Mar 2018, Available: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5024671

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