Pat McDaniel

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Research Professor

Department of Nuclear Engineering

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.