Ryan P. Fitzgerald
2005 - present: NIST Radiation Physics Division
2015 - 2016: NIST Program Coordination Office
Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2005
B.A., Physics, State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 1999
Ryan Fitzgerald is a physicist working in the field of Ionizing Radiation, creating primary standards for radionuclides and researching new and improved methods for measuring radiation and quantifying radioactive material. Dr. Fitzgerald has published dozens of papers on nuclear physics, radiation detection, and primary standards for radioactivity. He has collaborated on radioactivity applications with others at NIST that have positive impact across numerous fields of science and society, including medicine, energy, safety, and security. One long-term interest is in developing computer simulations of radiation detection instruments to improve performance and decrease uncertainty in measurement. His latest interests are in applying new technologies to radiation physics, including developing cryogenic spectrometers for characterizing radioactive decay, and radiation sensors based on photonic resonators.
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