Berkeley Lab

Ren Cooper

Staff Scientist

Nuclear Science Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720


Ren Cooper is a Staff Applied Physicist and Deputy Head of the Applied Nuclear Physics Program.
Ren’s research interests lie in the development of novel gamma-ray detection and imaging systems,
algorithms, and data analysis techniques for applications in fundamental physics and nuclear security.

Ren currently leads research in the areas of mobile radiation and detection and imaging, data fusion,
networked radiation detection, and the development of High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detectors.

2007 Ph.D., Applied Nuclear Physics, The University of Liverpool, UK
2004 M.Sc., Radiometrics, The University of Liverpool, UK
2003 B.Sc. (Hons), Physics, The University of Liverpool, UK

Professional Appointments
2011 – Present, Staff Applied Physicist, Applied Nuclear Physics Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
2008 – 2011, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
2007 – 2008, Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Liverpool, UK


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