Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
John Ready is a PhD candidate in Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley. A California native, John completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Sacramento State before serving five years in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. His research at Berkeley has focused on the detection and imaging of high-energy gamma rays (2-10 MeV). In addition to being of general interest to the radiation detection community, this area of research has a potential application in medicine for imaging of prompt gamma rays during proton cancer therapy. Following completion of his PhD this spring, he will be joining the Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program at UC Davis Medical Center to begin training as a medical physicist.