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Development Of A Nuclear Certificate For Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Security, And Nuclear Environmental Protection Within A Mechanical Engineering Department

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

Start Date

June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008



Conference Session

Curriculum Development and Teaching Models in NRE

Tagged Division

Nuclear and Radiological

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13.411.1 - 13.411.3



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Sheldon Landsberger University of Texas at Austin

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Dr. Landsberger is Coordinator of the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program and has primarily involved in the determination of heavy metals in environmental samples using nuclear analytical methods. In particular he has developed improved nuclear techniques to better determine the elements of critical importance in identifying regional sources of airborne particles, and characterizing solid waste leaching dynamics. His current research interests include low-level counting of natural radioactivity, corrosion studies, Compton suppression gamma-ray spectrometry and risk assessment in radioactivity handling. He is also involved in development of distance learning education.

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Elmira Popova University of Texas


Kendra Foltz-Biegalski University of Texas

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Dr. Kendra Foltz-Biegalski has sixteen years experience in nuclear engineering, nuclear and chemical analytical techniques, and two years of nuclear reactor operations. She has been involved in areas of nonproliferation, advanced algorithms, analytical modeling, nuclear engineering, nuclear science, project management, test and evaluation, transition planning, and training support.

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Steven Biegalski University of Texas at Austin

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Dr. Biegalski researches nuclear instrumentation and neutron radiography, analyzes environmental media using nuclear methods and models environmental pathways. In the past he has worked to develop technology in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, an agreement started in 1996 that now has 196 member nations. He developed and installed environmental aerosol and xenon monitoring stations, developed software to analyze data from the radionuclide monitoring systems, and investigated the trends, sources, and origins of man-made radioactive atoms in the environment. Biegalski has also investigated air pollution sources in the Arctic, assessed the toxic metal input into the Great Lakes and worked on global change modeling.

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Michael Krause University of Texas

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Michael Krause is the Reactor Manger and is responsible for supervising reactor operations in compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission License. Specific areas of work include: manage operation of TRIGA research reactor; assist in design and fabrication of reactor experiments; routine surveillance and calibration of reactor equipment, repair or upgrade of reactor equipment, review and update of operating, calibration, surveillance, emergency, and security procedures, and training of licensed reactor operators

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Landsberger, S., & Popova, E., & Foltz-Biegalski, K., & Biegalski, S., & Krause, M. (2008, June), Development Of A Nuclear Certificate For Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Security, And Nuclear Environmental Protection Within A Mechanical Engineering Department Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--3934

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