FINS Faculty, Dr. Hartig, Contributes to Development of New Nuclear Materials Tracking Tools

FINS core faculty Member, Dr. Kyle Cameron Hartig, is among a team of UF researchers who have developed several nuclear forensics tools that can detect the presence of and track various hidden nuclear active materials. These developments will play a crucial role in helping law enforcement and government authorities better monitor and intercede in the illicit trafficking of dangerous radioactive substances such as plutonium.

As a part of the Consortium for Nuclear Forensics – a University of Florida-led team of 32 scientists and engineers at 16 universities, who has been awarded a five-year, $26.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) to develop new nuclear forensic technologies and to train the next generation of nuclear sleuths to use them – Dr. Hartig and the team, will (among other tasks) utilize UF’s supercomputer, HiPerGator AI, to host data generated from the consortium’s research endeavors. 

Read the full story, UF-led group develops new tools to track illicit nuclear materials, published in the Dec. 7, 2023 edition of UF Research’s Explore Magazine