Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2009
Haori Yang’s research interests include non-destructive interrogation techniques, development of innovative radiation sensors, and general applications of nuclear engineering. He is developing an interrogation technique based on photon-induced fission to measure plutonium content in spent nuclear fuel. In addition, Yang is investigating low-cost, high-performance radiation detection with nanostructured radiation sensors and spintronics devices as alternatives to traditional detectors. The revolutionary improvement of radiation detection has significant impact in areas beyond nuclear material detection, including medical imaging, high-energy physics, and nondestructive testing. Prior to his appointment at Oregon State, Yang was a research scientist at Canberra Industries where he was co-inventor of an innovative neutron sensor based on LiI scintillator and Si diodes.