October 15, 2020
Doctoral candidate in nuclear engineering recognized for best poster
Priyarshini Ghosh, doctoral student in nuclear engineering in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, won Best Poster: Nuclear Research and Experiments at the 2020 Idaho National Lab, or INL, Intern Poster Session.
Ghosh completed an internship at INL in the radiochemistry and aqueous separations group this past summer from June 8 to Aug. 23 and participated in a poster competition for all interns where she received the award.
During her internship, Ghosh worked with Catherine Riddle, senior research scientist at INL, in developing a novel quantum-dot-based gel neutron detector. She performed material selection, fabrication and characterization of the detector from a group known as "scintillation hydro-gel for isotopic neutron emitters," or SHINE. This neutron detector has applications ranging from fundamental physics research to cosmic background measurements and homeland security. Ghosh's work will be included in the third patent for this technology, currently in process of being filed.
Douglas McGregor, university distinguished professor in mechanical and nuclear engineering, is Ghosh's faculty adviser.