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Jason Hayward

Nuclear Engineering, UTK


Jason Hayward is jointly appointed as an Assistant Professor in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Nuclear Materials Detection and Characterization group.He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan.

His group does research on radiation instrumentation, especially for nuclear nonproliferation technologies. A major research focus is neutron and gamma ray imaging, as well as techniques for improved, quantitative analysis of the associated data. Research is conducted at the University of Tennessee and/or in facilities available at the nearby ORNL. This research has been supported by sponsors including DHS, DoD, NSF, DOE, UT-Battelle, and Siemens Medical Imaging.

Prior to his career as an academic, Dr. Hayward served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, teaching nuclear engineering at the Navy's Nuclear Power School while on active duty and working for the Office of Naval Research as a reservist.


Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan

Awards and Recognitions

DOE Science CAREER Award - 2013

UCOR Faculty Fellow in Nuclear Engineering - 2012

American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) New Faculty Research Award - 2012

The College of Engineering Research Fellow Award - 2011

UT Nuclear Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award - 2010


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