Ben graduated UC Berkeley with a bachelors in Nuclear Engineering and currently works as a junior researcher assisting undergraduate researchers, lab interns, and PhD students in their projects and endeavors.
- 2022 B.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of California – Berkeley
Ben currently works as a junior researcher with the Radwatch/Dosenet group and Professor Kai Vetter’s group. His main duties involve assisting Dr. Ali Hanks in the many research projects that Radwatch offers, mentoring summer interns, and assisting PhD students in their endeavors.
Amongst the myriad of projects he is involved with, the DECRISP (Detection of Earthquakes and Cosmic Ray Induced Signatures Project) system is Ben’s passion project, aimed at developing a system network in hopes of predicting catastrophic earthquakes by correlating seismic activity with the theoretical elevation of radon gasses from erupting fissures deep within the earth’s crust.
Ben is also involved in many other projects, from mechanical design of stationary and mobile chemical and radiological monitoring systems to portable cesium-137 contamination detection devices.
In his free time, he enjoys portrait photography, RTS gaming, and dabbling in the culinary arts.