Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding PhD Student, UT NE Magazine, University of Tennessee (September 2013)
  • Nuclear Engineering PhD Graduate Research Excellence Award, University of Tennessee (April 2013)
  • University of Tennessee Chancellor?s Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise, University of Tennessee (April 2013)
  • IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholarship Award, IEEE NPSS (March 2013)
  • IEEE Travel Award to attend IEEE NSS/MIC 2008 Dresden, Germany, IEEE NPSS (2008)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Intern Research Contest Winner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (August 2008)

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2009)
  • Master of Science, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2011)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2013)

Stanford Advisors

Research & Scholarship


Journal Articles

  • The lower timing resolution bound for scintillators with non-negligible optical photon transport time in time-of-flight PET PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY Vinke, R., Olcott, P. D., Cates, J. W., Levin, C. S. 2014; 59 (20): 6215-6229

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