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Julie Logan

Julie Logan is a PhD student in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. As part of a military family, she enjoyed the privilege of growing up all around the country, but landed at the University of Virginia for her undergraduate degree where she double majored in Physics and Systems Engineering with a Computer Science minor. Following graduation, she went on to work for the Department of Defense at the Air Force Materiel Command in Dayton, Ohio. While working there, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, completing a thesis on the development of a novel gamma imaging system using a rotating scatter mask. She now has a fellowship with the Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate, working to create an authentic space radiation environment on earth for characterization of space electronics. She is also supporting the Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy to determine the beneficial reduction in dose associated with using a monochromatic gamma energy source rather than a bremsstrahlung energy source for cargo radiography. Apart from thoroughly relishing her research, Julie also enjoys working out at the gym, exploring the beautiful, historic city of Boston, and being involved in the MIT community as a Graduate Community Fellow and Graduate Resident Advisor.

Contact: jvl2xv@mit.edu