The Orion research group develops advanced gamma-ray imaging spectrometers based on room-temperature semiconductor detectors with the goal of providing near HPGe performance at ambient temperatures (without cryogenic cooling). These detector systems are critical for applications in nuclear non-proliferation and arms control, homeland security, medical imaging, and fundamental nuclear physics research.

The central theme of our technologies is 3-dimensional position sensing, which has enabled breakthrough energy resolution, real-time imaging capabilities, and room-temperature operation of high-resolution semiconductor detectors.

You are welcome to learn about our projects, get to know the people working in our group, or read about the group’s experience traveling to China in May 2016. You can also get to know the people who graduated from our group and see where they have continued their careers.