CAARI – Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry
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The Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI – 2018), is supported by University of North Texas, Sandia National Laboratories, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The CAARI Conference series brings together scientists, engineers, professors, physicians and students from all over the world who use particle accelerators in their research and industrial applications. Each year the topic areas are reviewed and updated to reflect current research interests.
This will be the 25th International conference in the biennial series that began in 1968 as a Conference on the Use of Small Accelerators for Teaching and Research by Jerry Duggan, while he was a staff member at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. In 1974, it later became known as the International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI).
Topic: Detectors for Accelerator-Based Security and Defense
Speaker: Dr. Kanai Shah, Ph.D, President of RMD
Kanai S. Shah, Ph.D., is the President of RMD. He received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands. At present, he leads RMD’s research in the areas of new scintillator and semiconductor materials, photosensors, and gamma-ray and neutron detectors (including those with imaging capabilities). Some of the scintillators his team are currently investigating include CeBr3, CLYC, CLLBC, SrI2:Eu, TLYC, GLuGAG, GGAG and Lu2O3. His current research on semiconductors covers TlBr, B2Se3, LiInSe2 and Tl2SeI4. His research on novel scintillators and semiconductors has led to commercial licensing agreements with multinational companies as well as in-house products. Under his supervision, RMD has successfully commercialized six scintillator technologies over last 5 years. Dr. Shah has been a P.I./PM on several DOE, NIH, DNDO, DOD, and NSF grants. Dr. Shah has made several invited presentations at international conferences, written three book chapters, reviewed papers for IEEE and MRS journals, served as reviewer for DOE, NSF and DNDO programs, and authored over 200 technical papers. He has been awarded 23 U.S. patents. He has received numerous awards (including R&D 100 Awards, Tibbett’s SBIR Award and DNDO Recognition Award). Dr. Shah serves as a member on U-Mass Lowell’s Industrial Advisory Board (Chemical & Nuclear Engineering). Dr. Shah currently teaches the “Scintillation Detectors” segment within the short-course on “Nuclear Detection” (organized by Dr. David Wehe, University of Michigan) at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (Atlanta 2017, Sydney 2018).