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This Berkeley Nucleonics Training Seminar provides attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques involved in radiation detection and isotope identification using the SAM 940 Surveillance and Measurement System.
Instruction will place emphasis on real-time identification of all radionuclides including Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) and detection of shielded radiological material utilizing the SAM 940's neutron detection capability.
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is appropriate for Emergency Response Personnel, Health Physicists, Customs Personnel, Law Enforcement, Border Patrol Agents, Medical Personnel and others involved with nuclear detection and analysis.
About the Instructors
James McQuaid is a recognized authority in the field of nuclear chemistry and instrumentation. He has more than 40 years of experience in the design and development of nuclear instrumentation. Prior to becoming a
BNC consultant and training instructor, McQuaid was a Research Engineer and Group Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(LLNL). During his 31 years at LLNL, he was involved in numerous projects related to Space Science, Environmental
Science, Nuclear Safeguards, Heavy Element Research, Defense Science and Nuclear Chemistry. He also served as Group Leader of the Nuclear and X-ray Measurement Group, an aggregation of more than 25 research engineers who
developed spectroscopy systems for research initiatives. McQuaid was also a Lab Consultant on solid state detector
systems and a Principal Investigator for an U.S. Department of Energy Cooperative Research and Development
John Yee is Applications Manager for radiation measurement products at Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation. He has been with the company since 1971. A designer of pulse and timing generators when he first arrived at BNC, John
migrated to the Applications Department in the late '70s and now heads the group. He has been instrumental in the
research and development of enhancements to the SAM 940 Surveillance and Measurement system that have enabled the
instrument to remain at the forefront of the radiation detection field. Most recently, John oversaw the development of a
tantalum shield and collimator option for the SAM 940 to improve its energy resolution and directionality. Yee received a
BSEE degree from Stanford University and a MSEE from the University of California at Berkeley.
Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation
Dept. of Training and Instruction
2955 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael CA 94901
BNC's Radiation and Detection Training Seminar qualifies attendees for Continuing Education Credits with two organizations.
- The American Academy Of Health Physics offers 16 CECs as credit for the course
- The American Board of Industrial Hygiene provides 2 CM Points for credit
BNC reserves the right to cancel training courses. A full refund is provided for any advanced fees paid for a canceled course. Attendee withdrawal from a BNC seminar within two (2) weeks of the start of class is subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Withdrawal notification must be in writing and be received prior to the two-week limit for full fee reimbursement. The failure of the student to attend the course, without prior written notification, is interpreted as an unauthorized student withdrawal and is subject to full payment of fees.