Associate Head, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2009)
M.S. Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2006)
M.S. Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University (2003)
B.S. Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University (2001)
Haori Yang’s research interests include non-destructive interrogation, innovative radiation sensors, and general applications of radiation detection techniques. He is developing a muon tomography imaging system for monitoring spent nuclear fuel assemblies inside dry storage casks. He is also investigating an interrogation technique based on photon-induced fission to detect concealed special nuclear material. Yang is researching applications of laser technologies for material characterization in post-irradiation examination, nuclear safeguards and nuclear forensics. In addition, he 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.