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.