Soohyun Byun
Professor, Physics & Astronomy

I am a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Radiation Sciences Graduate Program at McMaster University, Canada. I received the BSc degree in Nuclear Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea in 1994. My MSc and PhD degrees were also awarded at the same university in 1996 and 2002.

My research interests include radiation detection, radiation dosimetry and industrial applications of radiation science & technology. The core of my research program is to develop advanced radiation detectors and digital signal processing systems to overcome the fundamental limitations of the current detection technology. My current and recent research projects include:




THick Gas Electron Multiplier (THGEM) based neutron imaging detector development,

THGEM based multi-element neutron dosemeter development,

THGEM based high efficiency beta-ray detector development,

Mixed beta-gamma spectrometry at CANDU nuclear power reactors,

Development of a Si-plastic coincidence beta-ray spectrometer,

Development of a realtime unfolding algorithm for beta-ray spectrometry and dosimetry,

Development of a machine learning based neutron-gamma pulse shape discrimination,

Development of a realtime pulse pileup deconvolution system for ultra-high rate gamma spectrometry,

Diamond-based delta-E alpha particle counter development.
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