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Applied Physics Institute Staff - Phillip Womble

Dr. Phillip Womble

Dr. Phillip Womble

Professor

Email:  phillip.womble@wku.edu

Courses

PHYS 140 - Measurement and Analysis of Physical Phenomena
PHYS 260 - University Physics II
PHYS 319 - Computational Physics
PHYS 470 - Nuclear Physics

Research

At the Applied Physics Institute, we cover so many areas of physics that I am no longer a "pure" nuclear physicist. Each Problem is Unique and requires its own unique solution. My work in non-destructive analysis has led me to such fields as atomic physics, coal chemistry, geology, nuclear engineering, electrical engineering, solid state physics, thermodynamics, etc.

I began this work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Waste Examination and Assay Facility where I was a senior technical advisor. There, I helped develop new ways to analyze nuclear waste. I also worked briefly as the Technical Advisor at the Y-12 Weapons Plant's Waste Assay Facility.

The Problems of nuclear waste still intrigue me.

Non-destructive analysis techniques for:

Detection of Explosives
Contraband Detection
On-line Analysis of Coal

Bio

Ph.D. Florida State University Nuclear Physics 1993
M.S. Florida State University Physics 1992
B.S. Western Kentucky University Physics 1988

 

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