NSCL Alumni Profile

Peter Santi
Scientist/Safeguards Technology Training Coordinator/POTAS Coordinator

My curent job in the Safeguards Science and Technology Group (N-1) focuses on developing, testing, and deploying new and advanced Nondestructive Assay (NDA) systems for detecting and quantifying Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) based on measurements of the neutron, gamma, and/or heat emissions from an item of interest. The NDA systems that are developed at LANL are used both within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex as well as throughout the world. In addition to developing new NDA systems, I also teach in a number of different NDA training courses that are held at LANL each year for a wide range of customers including inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). A recent IAEA inspector course that was held at LANL was featured in Nature. (Nature 449, 656 (2007))