Henry Spitz

Henry Spitz is a Professor of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering. After obtaining his doctorate from New York University, he worked as a senior research scientist Battelle Pacific Northwest National Lab and thereafter at the Mound Research Laboratory in Miamisburg, Ohio. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 1991 where he established the Laboratory for Radiological Assessment and Measurement where students learn methods and procedures measuring and analyzing samples containing radioactive materials. Dr. Spitz also developed the University of Cincinnati In Vivo Radiation Measurement Lab, a whole-body counter with two large shielded rooms containing multiple arrays of scintillation and high-resolution detectors for in vivo measurement of internally deposited radioactive materials. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Health Physics, Radiation Detection, Environmental Radioactivity, and nuclear forensics. Dr. Spitz and his students design and fabricate tissue substitute materials and anthropometric phantoms that are used by institutions world-wide to calibrate systems that measure internally deposited radioactive materials. His current research focus is to develop a practical, robust method for evaluating direct, in vivo measurement results of internally deposited, isotopic mixtures of uranium, plutonium, americium, and other actinides relevant to the composition of new and mixed oxide nuclear fuel waste streams related to small modular and advance reactor designs.

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