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Timothy A. DeVol, CHP

devol-2021.jpgToshiba 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 Competitive 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 (utilizing GoldSim Monte Carlo Simulation Software)
EES 8830 Advanced Topics in Health Physics

Selected Publications

Darge, A.W., Gera, Y., DeVol, T.A., Husson, S.M., 2020. Uranium concentration using reactive polymer thin films for spectroscopic analyses. React. Funct. Polym. 157, 104761. doi:10.1016/J.REACTFUNCTPOLYM.2020.104761

Foster, J.C., Starstrom, S.A., Devol, T.A., Powell, B.A., Husson, S.M., 2020. Functionalized Polymer Thin Films for Plutonium Capture and Isotopic Screening from Aqueous Sources. Anal. Chem. 92, 5214–5221.

Kołacińska, K., DeVol, T.A., Seliman, A.F., Dudek, J., Trojanowicz, M., 2020. Sequential injection analysis system with DGA resin for sample pretreatment in ICP-MS determination of 239Pu in nuclear industry samples. Microchem. J. 152, 104426.

Rhodes, O.E., Bréchignac, F., Bradshaw, C., Hinton, T.G., Mothersill, C., Arnone, J.A., Aubrey, D.P., Barnthouse, L.W., Beasley, J.C., Bonisoli-Alquati, A., Boring, L.R., Bryan, A.L., Capps, K.A., Clément, B., Coleman, A., Condon, C., Coutelot, F., DeVol, T., Dharmarajan, G., Fletcher, D., Flynn, W., Gladfelder, G., Glenn, T.C., Hendricks, S., Ishida, K., Jannik, T., Kapustka, L., Kautsky, U., Kennamer, R., Kuhne, W., Lance, S., Laptyev, G., Love, C., Manglass, L., Martinez, N., Mathews, T., McKee, A., McShea, W., Mihok, S., Mills, G., Parrott, B., Powell, B., Pryakhin, E., Rypstra, A., Scott, D., Seaman, J., Seymour, C., Shkvyria, M., Ward, A., White, D., Wood, M.D., Zimmerman, J.K., 2020. Integration of ecosystem science into radioecology: A consensus perspective. Sci. Total Environ. 740, 140031.

Root, C.M., Devol, T.A., Sinclair, R.R., Martinez, N.E., 2020. A Mixed-methods Approach for Improving Radiation Safety Culture in Open-source University Laboratories. Health Phys. 118, 427–437.

Bliznyuk, V.N., Kołacińska, K., Pud, A.A., Ogurtsov, N.A., Noskov, Y. V., Powell, B.A., Devol, T.A., 2019. High effectiveness of pure polydopamine in extraction of uranium and plutonium from groundwater and seawater. RSC Adv. 9, 30052–30063.

Willey, A.H., DeVol, T.A., Martinez, N.E., 2019. Thermal Neutron Characterization and Dose Modeling of a 239PuBe Alpha-Neutron Source. Health Phys. 117, 669–679.

Duval, C.E., Hardy, W.A., Pellizzeri, S., DeVol, T.A., Husson, S.M., 2019. Phosphonic acid and alkyl phosphate-derivatized resins for the simultaneous concentration and detection of uranium in environmental waters. React. Funct. Polym. 137, 133–139. doi:10.1016/J.REACTFUNCTPOLYM.2019.01.015

Kołacińska, K., DeVol, T.A., Seliman, A.F., Bliznyuk, V.N., Dudek, J., Dudek, M.K., Piotrowski, P., Trojanowicz, M., 2019. Application of new covalently-bound diglycolamide sorbent in sequential injection analysis flow system for sample pretreatment in ICP-MS determination of 239Pu at ppt level. Talanta 205, 120099. doi:10.1016/J.TALANTA.2019.06.099

Watson, M.M., Seliman, A.F., Bliznyuk, V.N., DeVol, T.A., 2018. Evaluation of Shiryaev-Roberts procedure for on-line environmental radiation monitoring. J. Environ. Radioact. 192, 587–591. doi:10.1016/J.JENVRAD.2018.04.019

Awards & Honors

Toshiba Endowed Professor of Nuclear Engineering, named 2012

Clemson University Innovation award, 2003 & 2011

Elda E. Anderson award, 2004.