Assistant Research Scientist
M.S. Nuclear Engineering at the Technical University of Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2001
Ph.D. Applied Physics at the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, 2006
Dr. Flaska recently joined the Department of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan as Assistant Research Scientist after two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at ORNL.
During his Ph.D research, Dr. Flaska worked at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements in Geel, Belgium, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center. He has many years of experience in research and development in the area of Monte Carlo simulations. His current field of interest is the development of new methods for accurate identification and characterization of special nuclear material and radioactive sources for applications in nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear safeguards, homeland security, and nuclear material control and accountability. He has performed numerous experiments and analyses using liquid and plastic scintillators, and capture-gated detectors.
Dr. Flaska co-mentored a number of undergraduate and graduate students and is the author or co-author of a large number of conference proceeding and journal papers.
In 2006, he was the recipient of the ORNL Nuclear Science and Technology Division Appreciation Award.