Pat McDaniel

Contact


505-277-4950

Physical Address

Room 239
Farris Engineering Center

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Research Professor

Education

Ph.D. Purdue, Nuclear Engineering, 1977

M.S. Caltech, Mechanical (Nuclear) Engineering, 1966

M.S. ICAF, National Resource Strategy, 1997

B.S. USAF Academy, Engineering Science, 1965

Biography

Research

  • Radiation Transport
  • Reactor Kinetics & Controls
  • Artificial Trapped Electrons in Space
  • Triggered Isomers
  • Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

Professional Experience

  • 2009 - Present: Research Professor, Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1985 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2003 - 2009: Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories • Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1992 - 2003: Technical Staff, Air Force Research Laboratory (Phillips Laboratory) • Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1977 - 1992: Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories • Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1965 - 1974: United States Air Force

Teaching

  • ChNE 410 Nuclear Reactor Theory
  • ChNE 462 Monte Carlo Techniques for Nuclear Systems
  • ChNE 511 Advanced Reactor Theory
  • ChNE 524 Radiation Interactions with Matter
  • ChNE 560 Nuclear Reactor Dynamics
  • ChNE 563 Advanced Radiation Shielding
  • ME 520 Advanced Thermodynamics

Selected Publications:

  • Collins, C.B., F. Davanloo, A.C. Rusu, M.C. Iosif, N.C. Zoita, D.T. Camase,J. M. Hicks, S.A. Karamian, C. A. Ur, I.I. Popescu, R. Dussart, J.M. Pouvesle,V.I. Kirischuk, V.I. Strilchuk, P. J. McDaniel, and C. E. Crist, "Emission from the 31-yr isomer of 178Hf induced by x-ray irradiation", Phys. Rev. C, Vol. 61, 054305.
  • Collins, C.B., F. Davanloo, M.C. Iosif, R. Dussart, J.M. Hicks, S.A. Karamian, C.A. Ur, I.I. Popescu, V. I. Kirischuk, J.J. Carroll, H.E. Roberts, P. McDaniel, and C.E. Crist, "Accelerated Emission of Gamma Rays from the 31-yr Isomer of 178Hf Induced by X-Ray Irradiation", Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol.82, No.4, 25 Jan 1999, pp695-8.
  • Collins, C.B., F. Davanloo, M.C. Iosif, R. Dussart, J.M. Hicks, S.A. Karamian, C.A. Ur, V. I. Kirischuk, J.J. Carroll, H.E. Roberts, P. McDaniel, and C.E. Crist, "Evidence for the Forced Gamma Emission from the 31-Year Isomer of Hafniunm-178", Laser Physics, Vol.9, No.1, 1999, pp1-4.).
  • McDaniel, P. J., J. M. Harris, and D. H. Widman, "A Theoretical Analysis Of The Effect Of Thermal Neutron Absorbers On Dual-Detector Porosity Log Measurements", 24th Annual Logging Symposium, SPWLA, June 27-30, 1983, Paper LL.
  • McDaniel, P. J. and H. E. Hungerford, "An Alpha Recoil Spectrometer", Nuclear Instruments and Methods, 165, 1979.