Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Applied Nuclear Physics
Ryan Pavlovsky is an Engineer and Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Currently Ryan focuses on 3D Gamma-ray Mapping enabled through the development of the Localization and Mapping Platform (LAMP) at Berkeley Lab. Specifically Ryan specializes in the development of complex radiation detector, front-end ASIC and digital systems, such as the high energy resolution, CZT based MiniPRISM Compton Imager. This system performs realtime 3D Compton Imaging onboard an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Additionally Ryan has taught or led the lab section of NE104: Introduction to Radiation Detection at the University of California Berkeley (UCB), for the last 6 years. Ryan has made significant contributions to RadWatch, an UCB outreach effort, to communicate with the public and public offices about naturally occurring radiation in the environment. He led the development of the RadWatch Realtime Airmonitor, and conceived the first prototype of a cheap, networkable dosimeter. These outreach topics highlight a wide range of educational content, promoting radiation literacy, computer literacy and modern science as well as instrumentation development as its core.