Monday, September 9, 2013 - 16:00

Josh Williams formed his committee and proposed his research topic titled, "Incorporation of robotics into an improved system design methodology for optimization of occupational radiation protection." This efforts is intended to employ form design synthesis methodologies that better integrated automation into the traditional nuclear handling design space (process selection, sheilding, distance, etc.) in hopes of further reducing operator dosage, completing processes more reliably and better evaluating automation in an environment that is understandably cautious of such approaches even though the benefits are clear. Congratulations, Josh!