HEMI_2“Trust, but verify.” Ronald Reagan’s famous dictum at the high point of the Cold War underscores the importance of what have become our most high-tech “eyes” in the nonproliferation mission to detect, interdict, and secure fissile and other radiological materials: cutting edge radiation detectors. Detectors enable discovery, and blend research with education.

Focus Area Lead : Kai Vetter, University of California, Berkeley

Focus Area Co-Lead : Jason Hayward, University of Tennessee, Knoxville



Research includes:

  • Detector materials
  • Detector development and characterization
  • Radiation imaging and advanced concepts


Proximity readout
semiconductor detector

3D Scene Data Fusion
Contamination mapping in Fukushima