Cody Dennett

  • Program Years: 2016-2019
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Nuclear Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Michael Short
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2014
    S.M. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
    Ph.D. Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019

Current Status

  • Research Area: Nuclear Materials Science


(peer-reviewed, *corresponding author)

9. C.A. Dennett*, D.L. Buller, K. Hattar, and M.P. Short. Real-time thermomechanical property monitoring during ion beam irradiation using in situ transient grating spectroscopy. Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. B 440 (2019) 126-138

8. A.Q. Kuang, N.M. Cao, A.J. Creely, C.A. Dennett, J. Hecla, B. LaBombard, R.A. Tinguely, E.A. Tolman, H. Hoffman, M. Major, J. Ruiz Ruiz, D. Brunner, P. Grover, C. Laughman, B.N. Sorbom, D.G. Whyte. Conceptual design study for heat exhaust management in the ARC fusion pilot plant. Fusion Eng. Des. 137 (2018) 221-242

7. C.A. Dennett* and M.P. Short. Thermal diffusivity determination using heterodyne phase insensitive transient grating spectroscopy. J. Appl. Phys., 123 (21) (2018) 211106

6. O. Cometto, C.A. Dennett, S.H. Tsang, M.P. Short, E.H.T. Teo. A thermal study of amorphous and textured carbon and carbon nitride thin films via transient grating spectroscopy. Carbon, 130 (2018) 335-361

5. C.A. Dennett*, K.P. So, A. Kushima, D.L. Buller, K. Hattar, and M.P. Short. Detecting self-ion irradiation-induced void swelling in pure copper using transient grating spectroscopy. Acta Mater., 145 (2018) 496-503

4. C.A. Dennett* and M.P. Short. Time-resolved, dual heterodyne phase collection transient grating spectroscopy. Appl. Phys. Lett., 110 (21) (2017) 211106

3. C.A. Dennett, P. Cao, S.E. Ferry, A. Vega-Flick, A.A. Maznev, K.A. Nelson, A.G. Every, M.P. Short. Bridging the gap to mesoscale radiation materials science with transient grating spectroscopy. Phys. Rev. B 94 (21) (2016) 214106

2. M.P. Short, C.A. Dennett, S.E. Ferry, Y. Yang, J.K. Eliason, A. Vega-Flick, A.A. Maznev and K.A. Nelson. Applications of transient grating spectroscopy to radiation materials science. JOM 67 (8) (2015) 1840-1848

1. W.H. Hartung, D.M. Asner, J.V. Conway, C.A. Dennett, S. Greenwald, J.-S. Kim, Y. Li, T.P. Moore, V. Omanovic, M.A. Palmer, and C.R. Strohman. In-situ measurements of the secondary electron yield in an accelerator environment: Instrumentation and methods. Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A, 783 (2015) 95-109


DOE Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Award (1st place, Materials Protection), 2017
DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship, 2016-Present
Member, Alpha Nu Sigma, Nuclear Engineering Honor Society, 2016
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2014-2016
Hartman Prize for Excellence in Experimental Physics, Cornell University, 2014
Member, Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, 2013
Dean's Honor List, College of Engineering, Cornell University, 2010-2014