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JACK BRENIZER

EMERITUS PROFESSOR

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

138 Reber Building

brenizer@engr.psu.edu

814-863-6384

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Neutron radiography, Neutron activation analysis, Radiation interactions, Radiation detection.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Books

  • Jack Brenizer and R. Tsukimura, 2004, ITMNR-4 Proceedings of hte Fourth International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography: Advances in Neutron Imaging for the 21st Centrury, State College PA June 3-6, 2001, pp. 693-700

Book, Chapters

  • Arthur K. Heller and Jack Brenizer, 2009, Neutron radiography, pp. 67-80

Parts of Book

  • Jack Brenizer, 2001, The disposition dilemma: Controlling the release of solid materials from Nuclear Regulatory Commission-licensed facilities, National Academy Press, Washington, DC

Journal Articles

  • Po-Ya Abel Chuang, John M. Cimbala and Jack Brenizer, 2014, "Experimental and analytical study of a loop heat pipe at a positive elevation using neutron radiography", International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 77, pp. 84-95
  • Jack Brenizer, 2013, "A review of significant advances in neutron imaging from conception to the present", Physics Procedia, 43, pp. 10-20
  • A. K. Heller, L. Shi and Jack Brenizer, 2012, "Results and error analysis of a reference voxel normalization method for neutron computed tomography partial volume voxel water quantification", Nuclear Instruments and Methods - Section A, 694, pp. 263-270
  • C. L. Trivelpiece, B. L. Babcox, Jack Brenizer, D. E. Wolfe and J. H. Adair, 2011, "A novel approach to radiographic image resolution gauge fabrication", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 646, (1), pp. 135-141
  • C. L. Trivelpiece and Jack Brenizer, 2011, "Development of a geometric uncertainty model describing the accuracy of position-sensitive, coincidence neutron detection", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 269, (1), pp. 45-52
  • P. C. Hungler, L. G. I. Bennett, W. J. Lewis, Jack Brenizer and A. K. Heller, 2009, "The use of neutron imaging for the study of honeycomb structures in aircraft", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 605, (1-2), pp. 134-137
  • A. K. Heller, L. Shi, Jack Brenizer and M. M. Mench, 2009, "Initial water quantification results using neutron computed tomography", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 605, (1-2), pp. 99-102
  • K. T. Cho, A. Turhan, J. H. Lee, Jack Brenizer, A. K. Heller, L. Shi and M. M. Mench, 2009, "Probing water transport in polymer electrolyte fuel cells with neutron radiography", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 605, (1-2), pp. 119-122
  • A. K. Heller, L. Shi, M. M. Mench and Jack Brenizer, 2009, "Three dimensional water and ice quantification using neutron imaging", J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem, 282, pp. 183-186
  • N. Ö. Çetiner, K. Ünlü and Jack Brenizer, 2008, "Compton suppression system at Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center", Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 276, (3), pp. 615-621
  • A. Turhan, K. Heller, Jack Brenizer and M. M. Mench, 2008, "Passive control of liquid water storage and distribution in a PEFC through flow-field design", Journal of Power Sources, 180, (2), pp. 773-783
  • A. Turhan, K. Heller, Jack Brenizer and M. M. Mench, 2006, "Quantification of liquid water accumulation and distribution in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell using neutron imaging", J. Power Sources, 160, pp. 1195-1203
  • J. J. Kowal, A. Turhan, K. Heller, Jack Brenizer and M. M. Mench, 2006, "Liquid water storage, distribution, and removal from diffusion media in PEFCs", J. Electrochemical Society, 153, pp. A1971-A1978
  • N. Pekula, K. Heller, P. A. Chuang, A. Turhan, M. M. Mench, Jack Brenizer and K. Ünlü, 2005, "Study of water distribution and transport in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell using neutron imaging", Nuclear Instruments and Methods - Section A, 542, (1-3), pp. 134-141
  • J. M. Cimbala, Jack Brenizer, A. P. Chuang, S. Hanna and P. T. Conroy, 2004, "Study of a loop heat pipe using neutron radiography", J. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 61, (4), pp. 701-705
  • M. Chesleigh and Jack Brenizer, 2004, "Analysis and testing of the divergence and alignment indicator using the Penn State Neutron Radiography Beam", J. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 61, (4), pp. 591-595
  • L. Bennett, T. Chalovich, W. Lewis, O. Fransescone and Jack Brenizer, 2004, "Development of neutron radioscopy for the inspection of CF188 flight control services", J. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 61, (4), pp. 693-700
  • D. A. Bostain, Jack Brenizer and P. M. Norris, 2002, "Neutron radioscopic measurement of water adsorption coefficients in aerogels", Research in Nondestructive Evaluation (RNDE)
  • D. A. Bostain, Jack Brenizer and P. M. Norris, 2002, "Neutron radioscopic measurement of water vapor diffusion coefficients in aerogels", Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, 14, (1), pp. 47-57

Conference Proceedings

  • C. L. Trivelpiece, Jack Brenizer and C. G. Pantano, 2010, "Fabrication of thin, free-standing BPSG films for metrological methods utilizing neutron-induced nuclear reactions", Proceedings of SPIE, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices VII, 7764, pp. 77640G
  • K. B. Bekar, Y. Y. Azmy, K. Unlu and Jack Brenizer, 2009, "A case study to test MOZIAK for different optimization problems", American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL
  • A. K. Heller, L. Shi, Jack Brenizer and M. M. Mench, 2008, "Error analysis of water quantification using neutron imaging", DEStech Publications, pp. 134-145
  • K. B. Bekar, Y. Y. Azmy, K. Ünlü and Jack Brenizer, 2006, "A case study to bound the search space of the optimization problem for the PSBR beam tube", ANS PHYSOR 2006, Proceedings of PHYSOR 2006: Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Simulation Topical, American Nuclear Society
  • L. E. Hochreiter, D. L. Zimmerman, Jack Brenizer and M. A. Stark, 2006, "A brief history of graduate distance education in nuclear engineering at Penn State", ANS PHYSOR 2006, Proceedings of PHYSOR 2006: Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Simulation Topical, American Nuclear Society
  • A. Turhan, J. J. Kowal, K. Heller, Jack Brenizer and M. M. Mench, 2006, "Diffusion media and interfacial effects on fluid storage and transport in fuel cell porous media and flow channels", ECS Transactions, pp. 435-444
  • P. A. Chuang, A. Turhan, A. K. Heller, Jack Brenizer, T. A. Trabold and M. M. Mench, 2005, "The nature of flooding and drying in polymer electrolyte fuel cells", Third International Conference on Fuel Cell Science
  • P. A. Chuang, J. M. Cimbala, Jack Brenizer and C. T. Conroy, 2004, "Theoretical and experimental study of a loop heat pipe at positive elevation", International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, pp. IMECE2004-60925
  • P. A. Chuang, J. M. Cimbala, Jack Brenizer and C. T. Conroy, 2004, "Analytical modeling of a loop heat pipe at positive elevation", International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, pp. IMECE2004-61171
  • Baris Sarikaya, Faith Alim, Kostadin Ivanov, Kenan Unlu, Jack Brenizer and Yousry Azmy, 2004, "Modelling of existing beam-port facility at PSU Breazeale Reactor by using MCNP", PHYSOR 2004 -The Physics of Fuel Cycles and Advanced Nuclear Systems: Global Developments, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL
  • J. Niederhaus, Jack Brenizer and K. Unlu, 2004, "Thermal neutron time-of-flight spectroscopy at Penn State", PHYSOR 2004 -The Physics of Fuel Cycles and Advanced Nuclear Systems: Global Developments, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Jack Brenizer, C. F. Sears, L. H. Tsoukalas, T. Jevremovic, J. Stubbins, R. Agasie and M. Corradini, 2002, "Innovations and enhancements for a consortium of BIG-10 university research and training reactors", Proceedings of the ANES Meeting

Manuscripts

  • K. Unlu, G. L. Catchen and Jack Brenizer, , "Starting a radiochemistry education and research program at Penn State"
  • Po-Ya Abel Chuang, John M. Cimbala and Jack Brenizer, , "Experimental and analytical study of a loop heat pipe at a positive elevation using neutron radiography", International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 77
  • A. Turhan, J. J. Kowal, K. Heller, L. Shi, Jack Brenizer and M. M. Mench, , "Interaction of design, materials and interfacial forces on liquid water storage and distribution in polymer electrolyte fuel cells"

Other

  • Jimmy Yao, Jack Brenizer, Rongqing Hui and Stuart Yin, 2013, "Standoff alpha radiation detection via excited state absorption of air", 102
  • Jimmy Yao, Jack Brenizer, Rongqing Hui and Shizhuo Yin, 2012, "Investigation of radiation-induced air fluorescence"
  • C. L. Trivelpiece and Jack Brenizer, 2010, "Modeling experimental geometric uncertainty caused by particle straggling in condensed matter during coincidence radiation detection measurements", Trans. American Nuclear Society, 102, pp. 177-178
  • S. M. Cetiner, R. Tromp, M. S. Gordon, K. Unlu and Jack Brenizer, 2008, "Development of a novel ion time-of-flight spectrometer for neutron depth profiling", 98, pp. 414-415
  • K. Heller, L. Shi, M. M. Mench and Jack Brenizer, 2008, "Neutron computed tomographic system for water quantification", 98, pp. 43-44
  • R. Buck, S. Zwolinski, S. Kim and Jack Brenizer, 2008, "Scaling study of a spacer grid for two phase flow separate-effects test facility", 99, pp. 798-799
  • K. Burns, N. Hertel, K. Unlu, Jack Brenizer, C. Celik and D. Schwarz, 2007, "Neutron characterization of neutron beam port of the Penn State Breazeale Reactor", 97
  • Jack Brenizer, 2007, "Though-barrier imaging technologies report"
  • F. Alim, B. Sarikaya, K. Ivanov, K. Unlu, Jack Brenizer and Y. Azmy, 2005, "Optimization of beam port facility at PSBR", 92, pp. 149-150
  • M. M. Mench, K. Turhan, K. Heller, K. Unlu and Jack Brenizer, 2005, "Neutron imaging of two-phase transport in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell", 93, pp. 74-75
  • D. L. Zimmerman, L. E. Hochreiter, M. A. Stark and Jack Brenizer, 2005, "Graduate level distance education in nuclear engineering at Penn State University", 93, pp. 103-105
  • K. Heller, P. A. Chuang, Jack Brenizer and K. Unlu, 2005, "Water quantification using neutron imaging", 93, pp. 74-75
  • N. Pekula, M. M. Mench, K. Heller, K. Unlu and Jack Brenizer, 2004, "Neutron imaging of two-phase transport in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell", 90, pp. 309
  • K. Unlu, Jack Brenizer and C. F. Sears, 2003, "Nuclear engineering research and education enhancements at Penn State", 88, pp. 647-648
  • Jack Brenizer, C. F. Sears, K. Unlu, L. H. Tsoukalas, T. Jevremovic, J. Stubbins, R. Uddin, R. Agasie and M. Corradini, 2003, "A review of year one INIE activities of the consortium of BIG-10 URTRs", 89, pp. 858-859
  • J. Niederhaus, Jack Brenizer and K. Unlu, 2003, "Development of a single-disk neutron chopper for time-of-flight spectroscopy at Penn State", 89, pp. 677-678
  • Jack Brenizer, C. F. Sears, K. Unlu, L. H. Tsoukalas, T. Jevremovic, J. Stubbins, R. Agasie and M. Corradini, 2003, "An update of the consortium of BIG-10 university research and training reactors INIE activities", 88, pp. 649-650

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519