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Chapman Joins ORAU

Feb. 9, 2005

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Jeffrey A. Chapman recently joined Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) as a senior health physicist in the Radiological Safety, Assessments and Training (RSAT) group. He brings with him a strong background in radiation detection, measurement and control along with experience in nuclear nonproliferation, nondestructive assay of nuclear material, interdiction of materials, national security and counterterrorism.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Jeff on board with us. Jeff's experience in radiation and nuclear detection will nicely complement our diverse and talented team of health physicists and HP [health physics] technicians. We look forward to the continuing opportunities we have to apply our health physics capabilities to the challenges of homeland security,” said RSAT Director Eric Abelquist.

In his new position, Chapman will work with RSAT on a variety of technical health physics projects including radiation measurement systems, dose assessments, instrumentation, audit support, investigational studies, policies for monitoring of people and the environment in the event of a nuclear incident, and support of technologies and training for the nuclear fuel cycle. In addition, he will coordinate and instruct lectures and laboratory exercises with RSAT’s Professional Training Program.

Chapman was previously senior scientist and applications manager at Canberra Industries, Inc., Meriden, Conn., an invited instructor to the Nonproliferation and International Safeguards program office in Los Alamos, N.M., and he assisted in teaching a physics course at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. He was senior scientist and project manager for the Nondestructive Assay Services contract under Bechtel Jacobs and a staff scientist in the Nondestructive Assay and Examination group with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Chapman was a member of the International Chernobyl Project, residing in Budapest, Hungary at the Central Research Institute for Physics. He also conducted Rockwell-International work for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Santa Susana Field Laboratories in Los Angeles.

Chapman graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He earned a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M and worked on his doctorate in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Chapman is a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials; the American National Standards Institute; the American Nuclear Society; the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management; and the Health Physics Society.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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