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Timothy A. DeVol, CHP

Timothy A. DeVolToshiba Professor of Nuclear Engineering
342 Computer Court
Anderson, SC 29625-6510
864.656.0672 FAX

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993
M.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988
B.S. Engineering Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1987

Professional Registration
Certified Health Physics, American Board of Health Physics, 1997
Engineer-in-Training, South Carolina Board of Registration, 1999

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Faculty Overview

Dr. DeVol’s research interests are in the areas of radiological environmental measurements, environmental health physics, statistical methods, homeland security, radioactive material process monitoring and in-situ and field portable analytical instrumentation for radioactive environmental contaminant quantification.

Current research projects include:

  • Environmental monitoring of alpha- and beta-emitting radionuclides in water
  • Statistical analysis of monitoring data
  • Environmental monitoring of gamma-ray emitters
  • Digital signal processing of radiation signals
  • Numerical modeling of detectors
  • Nuclear forensics

Professor Tim DeVol is a Co-PI on the Department of Energy, Experimental Program to Stimulate Compitetive Research Implementation Project "Radionuclide Waste Disposal: Development of Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Capabilities" (2014-Present)

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

EES 4090 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
EES 4110/6110
 Ionizing Radiation Detection and Measurement
EES 8160 Technical Nuclear Forensics
EES 8800 Environmental Risk Assessment
EES 8830 Advanced Topics in Health Physics

Selected Publications

Anay, R., Soltangharaei, V., Assi, L., DeVol, T., Ziehl, P., 2018. Identification of damage mechanisms in cement paste based on acoustic emission. Constr. Build. Mater. 164, 286–296. doi:10.1016/J.CONBUILDMAT.2017.12.207

Bliznyuk, V.N., Seliman, A.F., Husson, S.M., Lvov, Y.M., DeVol, T.A., 2018. Hybrid Nanoparticle-Polymer Brush Composites for Detection of Low-Level Radiostrontium in Water. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 303, 1700651. doi:10.1002/mame.201700651

Duval, C.E., Darge, A.W., Ruff, C., DeVol, T.A., Husson, S.M., 2018. Rapid Sample Preparation for Alpha Spectroscopy with Ultrafiltration Membranes. Anal. Chem. 90, 4144–4149. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00135

Erdmann, B.J., Powell, B.A., Kaplan, D.I., DeVol, T.A., 2018. One-dimensional Spatial Distributions of Gamma-ray Emitting Contaminants in Field Lysimeters Using a Collimated Gamma-ray Spectroscopy System. Health Phys. 114, 1. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000000799

Seliman, A.F., Bliznyuk, V.N., DeVol, T.A., 2017. Development of stable extractive scintillating materials for real-time quantification of radiostrontium in aqueous solutions. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 314, 743–751. doi:10.1007/s10967-017-5420-x

Dogan, M., Moysey, S.M.J., Ramakers, R.M., DeVol, T.A., Beekman, F.J., Groen, H.C., Powell, B.A., 2017. High-resolution 4D pre-clinical SPECT/CT imaging of technetium transport within a heterogeneous porous media. Environ. Sci. Technol. acs.est.6b04172. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b04172

Duval, C.E., DeVol, T.A., Husson, S.M. Extractive scintillating polymer sensors for trace-level detection of waterborne uranium. Anal. Chim. Acta, 947, 1-8 (2016) – [Cover]

Duval, C.E., DeVol, T.A., Husson, S.M., 2016. Evaluation of resin radius and column diameter for the implementation of extractive scintillating resin in flow-cell detectors. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 307, 2253–2258. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4494-6

Duval, C.E., DeVol, T.A., Wade, E.C., Seliman, A.F., Bliznyuk, V.N., Husson, S.M., 2016. Stability of polymeric scintillating resins developed for ultra-trace level detection of alpha- and beta-emitting radionuclides. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 310, 583–588. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4913-3

Chapman, M.G., Walker, R.C., Schmitt, J.M., McPherson, C.L., Ameena, F., Kucera, C.J., Quarles, C.A., DeVol, T.A., Ballato, J., Jacobsohn, L.G., 2016. Effects of Sintering Temperature on Open-Volume Defects and Thermoluminescence of Yttria and Lutetia Ceramics. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 99, 1449–1454. doi:10.1111/jace.14119

Awards & Honors

Toshiba Endowed Professor of Nuclear Engineering, named 2012

Clemson University Innovation award, 2003 & 2011

Elda E. Anderson award, 2004.