Dr Robert Hayes

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Dr. Robert Hayes is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University where he teaches Health Physics, Nuclear Waste Management and Radiological Emergency Response.

Dr Robert Hayes

About Robert Hayes

Dr. Robert Hayes is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University where he teaches Health Physics, Nuclear Waste Management and Radiological Emergency Response.

His research uses thermoluminescence, optically stimulated luminescence and electron paramagnetic resonance along with gamma ray spectrometry and shielding for radiation safety, nuclear nonproliferation and radiological emergency response applications.

Robert is a licensed Professional Nuclear Engineer and a Certified Health Physicist. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and an Associate Editor of the journal Radiation Physics and Chemistry. His background also includes many years of industrial experience at a nuclear waste repository and on the federal radiological emergency response teams.

As a Christian, Robert loves to contemplate the bigger questions of "why" as much as his scientific side contemplates the bigger questions of “how”. In his spare time, you will find him recording another TikTok video addressing common misconceptions about nuclear energy or on the dance floor with his friends.

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