Chris Lamb

Undergraduate Researcher


  • 2020 B.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of California – Berkeley


Chris Lamb is a recently graduated student from UC Berkeley majoring in Nuclear Engineering. His primary interests are in radiation detection and imaging and their applications to environmental and astrophysics research. His current research involves designing and building a Cylindrical Active Coded Aperture Detection System using ~128 NaI detectors for deployment in a van to allow for mapping of radiation. In his free time, he likes to play video games, watch anime, and hike or bike around Berkeley.

For DoseNet, his work primarily involves software creation for the operation of the sensors (Si radiation counter, D3S CsI hand-held radiation spectrometer and CO2/Air Quality/Weather) used on the devices installed in remote locations. He also designed the current implementation of the outdoor system layout, including the PCB design for the Raspberry Pi and the sensor mounting apparatus (laser-cut wood mounting plates). For RadWatch he helps with collection and preparation of fish samples for Gamma/NA Analysis, along with teaching the newer members about radiation detection equipment and analysis techniques.

In the Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 semesters, he served as the TA for Dr. Hanks’s Engineering 11, A Hands-on Introduction to Radiation Detection: Getting to Know Our Radioactive World. He was also one of the Knitting DeCal facilitators from Fall 2017 to Spring 2020.