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Through the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Dr. Sallaska’s research focuses on eradicating trafficking of illicit radiological materials. Domestically, she is involved in developing the Graduated Radiological/Nuclear Detector Evaluation and Reporting Program (GRaDERsm) that tests radiation detectors against ANSI/IEEE N42 standards. Internationally, she is a participant in the Illicit Trafficking Radiological Assessment Program (ITRAP+10), which is a joint venture with the European Commission Joint Research Center and the International Atomic Energy Agency to evaluate and compare commercially available radiation detectors for the security community.
Radiation Physics Division
NIST: 2013 - Present
Ph.D. Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Washington 2010
B.A Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2002