Anna Erickson

  • Program Years: 2008-2011
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Nuclear Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Richard Lanza
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2010)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011;
    M.S. Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008;
    B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University, 2006

Current Status

  • Status: Associate Professor, Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Research Area: Nuclear Engineering
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Most recent:

I. Jovanovic and A. Erickson. Active Interrogation in Nuclear Security: Science, Technology,
and Systems. Springer, 2018. ISBN: 978-3-319-74466-7
W. C. Gillis, A. J. Gilbert, K. Pazdernik and A. Erickson, "A Partial-Volume Correction for Quantitative Spectral X-Ray Radiography," IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 2321-2328 (2020) doi: 10.1109/TNS.2020.3028009.
A. Lim, J. Arrue, P. Rose, A. Sellinger, A. Erickson, "Polysiloxane Scintillators for Efficient Neutron and Gamma-Ray Pulse Shape Discrimination," ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 2, 36573662 (2020).
A. B. Balantekin, H. R. Band, C. D. Bass, et al. (PROSPECT Collaboration), "Nonfuel antineutrino contributions in the high flux isotope reactor," Phys. Rev. C 101, 054605 (2020).
J. Harms, L. Maloney, J. Sohn, A. Erickson, Yu. Lin, R. Zhang, "Single-imager time-gated proton radiography for a proton pencil-beam scanning system," Phys. Med. Biol. 2020 June 4; doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ab9981 (2020).
N. Ka ezakis, S. Terlizzi, C. Smith, A. Erickson, S. K. Yee, D. Kotlyar, "High Temperature Ultra-Small Modular Reactor: Pre-conceptual Design," Annals of Nuclear Energy 141, 15, 107311 (2020).
J. Ashenfelter, A. Balantekin, C. Band et al. (PROSPECT Collaboration), "The radioactive source calibration system of the PROSPECT reactor antineutrino detector," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 944, 162465 (2019).
C. Stewart, A. Abou Jaoude and A. Erickson. "Employing Antineutrino Detectors to Safeguard Future Nuclear Reactors from Diversions," Nature Communications 10, 3527 (2019). Editor's Highlights:


 2019 ANS Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women's Achievement Award, 2019
 Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference Best Student Poster Award: W. Gillis, K. Pazdernik, A. Gilbert, A. Erickson, "Training Set Generation for Uranium Mass Verification in International Safeguards", Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference, 2018.
 IEEE Radiation Effects Outstanding Conference Paper Award: "Optimizing Optical Parameters to Facilitate Correlation of Laser- and Heavy-Ion-Induced Single-Event Transients in SiGe HBTs", A. Ildefonso, Z. E. Fleetwood, G. N. Tzintzarov, J. M. Hales, D Nergui, M. Frounchi, A. Khachatrian, S. P. Buchner, D. McMorrow, J. H.Warner, J. Harms, A. Erickson, K. Voss, V. Ferlet-Cavrois, and J. D. Cressler IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (Volume: 66, Issue: 1, pp. 359 367, Jan. 2019)
 American Nuclear Society Reactor Physics Division Best Paper Award: A. Abou Jaoude and A. Erickson, "Analysis of Power Peaki