• Assistant Professor
Shikha Prasad

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences University of Michigan, 2012
  • M.S., Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2007
  • B.S., Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2006

Research Interests

    • Neutron measurements for security and safeguards
    • Radiation Shielding
    • Nuclear Nonproliferation & Safeguards
    • Neutron Transport
    • Mathematical Modeling and Development
    • Probabilistic Risk Analysis

Awards & Honors

  • American Nuclear Society Young Members Group Excellence Award, 2017
  • Early Career Research Award -DST, 2016
  • University of Michigan Rackham Barbour Fellowship, 2011-12
  • ERIN Engineering and Research Inc. Employee Recognition Award, 2008
  • University of Michigan College of Engineering Regents Fellowship, 2006-2007
  • Bernstein Award, 2003

Selected Publications

  • R. Purty, Akanchha, S. Prasad, "Isotopic characterization and thermal neutron flux determination of a PuBe neutron source," Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 125, 144 (2017).
  • S. Prasad, A. Abdulla, M. G. Morgan, I. L. Azevedo, "Nonproliferation Improvements and Challenges Presented by Small Modular Reactors", Progress in Nuclear Energy, 80, 102 (2015).
  • S. Prasad, S. D. Clarke, S. A. Pozzi, E. W. Larsen, "Simulation of Neutron Pulse Height Distribution with a Response Matrix Method", Nuclear Science and Engineering, 172, 78 (2012).
  • E. C. Miller, S. D. Clarke, M. Flaska, S. Prasad, S. A. Pozzi, and Enrico Padovani,"MCNPX-PoliMi Post-Processing Algorithm for Detector Response Simulations", Journal of Nuclear Materials Management, 40, 34 (2012).
  • S. Prasad, N. Pinchuk, S.E. Andreson, R.F. Fleming, "Geometry Independent Indium Activation Analysis", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 624, 180 (2010).