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Edward Siciliano

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Edward joined PNNL in 2001 as a Senior Scientist with 27 years' applied mathematics and physics experience in basic and applied science covering a broad range of topics. Recent professional experience includes: Monte Carlo simulation of radiation and mass transport, technical support for safety analyses involving sparse or indirect experimental data and expert judgement; technical decision analyses; flammable gas systems analyses using applied fluid dynamics; data quality assurance and causal relation analyses using a hybrid approach of traditional regression and correlation methods together with intelligent algorithms; and technical oversight of various national expert teams investigating flammable gas issues at Hanford. Experience with applied technologies includes radiation detection, vacuum drying of spent nuclear fuel, plasma processes for isotope separation and resource recovery; and ion & laser beam applications for surface decontamination and remote process monitoring.

Previous professional experience includes: research & development in the fields of nuclear, plasma, and particle beam physics, with over 59 open literature publications; teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the supervision of research at the Masters, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral levels; and public service as technical consultant and board member for local County Council on issues of municipal water and solid waste.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1976
  • M.S. in Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1973
  • B.A. in Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1970

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Behling RS, M Bliss, CC Cowles, RT Kouzes, A Lintereur, SM Robinson, ER Siciliano, SC Stave, and Z Wang. 2016. "Measurement and Comparison of the Light Output of Ni-doped 6LiF/ZnS for Use in Neutron Multiplicity Counting." In Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC 2015), October 31-November 7, San Diego, California.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2015.7581840
  • Cowles CC, RS Behling, GR Imel, RT Kouzes, A Lintereur, SM Robinson, SC Stave, ER Siciliano, and Z Wang. 2016. "Pulse-Shape Analysis of Neutron-Induced Scintillation Light in Ni-doped 6LiF/ZnS." In Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC 2015), October 31-November 7, 2015, San Diego, California.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2015.7581914
  • Robinson SM, SC Stave, A Lintereur, ER Siciliano, CC Cowles, RT Kouzes, and RS Behling. 2016. "Performance of coincidence-based PSD on LiF/ZnS Detectors for Multiplicity Counting." In Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC 2015), October 31-November 7, 2015, San Diego, California.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2015.7581753
  • Stave SC, RS Behling, BE Bernacki, M Bliss, CC Cowles, RT Kouzes, A Lintereur, SM Robinson, and ER Siciliano. 2016. "Development of a 6LiF/ZnS-based Neutron Multiplicity Counter." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC 2015), October 31-November 7, 2015.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2015.7581917

2015

  • Kouzes RT, AT Lintereur, and ER Siciliano. 2015. "Progress in Alternative Neutron Detection to Address the Helium-3 Shortage." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 784:172-175.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.10.046
  • Robinson SM, SC Stave, AT Lintereur, ER Siciliano, RT Kouzes, and M Bliss. 2015. "Neutron Pileup Algorithms For Multiplicity Counters." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 784:293-297.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.112
  • Stave SC, M Bliss, RT Kouzes, AT Lintereur, SM Robinson, ER Siciliano, and LS Wood. 2015. "LiF/ZnS Neutron Multiplicity Counter." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 784:208-212.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.01.039

2014

  • Aguayo E, RT Kouzes, and ER Siciliano. 2014. "Neutron Spallation Measurements And Impacts On Low Background Experiments." Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics 90(3):Article No. 034607.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.90.034607
  • Cowles CC, RT Kouzes, and ER Siciliano. 2014. Simulations of Lithium-Based Neutron Coincidence Counter for Gd-Loaded Fuel PNNL-23921, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, AT Lintereur, and ER Siciliano. 2014. "Boron-10 Based Neutron Coincidence Counter for Safeguards ." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 61(5):2608-2618.  doi:10.1109/TNS.2014.2353619
  • Pagh RT, PJ Dimmerling, ZC Guillen, JR Hoyt, KD Jarman, WJ Kernan, BA Reichmuth, KS Rohlfing, JE Schweppe, LH Sego, JM Shergur, ER Siciliano, and ML Woodring. 2014. DNDO Analysis Cell ConceptPNNL-23200, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Siciliano ER, R Devanathan, ZC Guillen, RT Kouzes, and JE Schweppe. 2014. Quality Assurance Procedures for ModCat Database Code Files PNNL-23353, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

2012

2011

  • Siciliano ER, and GA Sandness. 2011. Pallet Load of Potash as NORMPNNL-23247, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Jordan DV, JE Baciak, Jr, BS McDonald, WK Hensley, EA Miller, RS Wittman, and ER Siciliano. 2011. "Computational Assessment of the Impact of Gamma-ray Detector Material Properties on Spectroscopic Performance." In Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XIII, August 21, 2011, San Diego, California. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 8142, ed. LA Franks, RB James and A Burger, p. Paper No. 81421K .  SPIE, Bellingham, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.897316
  • Lintereur AT, KE Conlin, JH Ely, LE Erikson, RT Kouzes, ER Siciliano, DC Stromswold, and ML Woodring. 2011. "3He and BF3 Neutron Detector Pressure Effect and Model Comparison." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 652(1):347-350.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.10.040

2010

  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, AT Lintereur, ER Siciliano, DC Stromswold, and ML Woodring. 2010. 3He Neutron Detector Pressure Effect and Comparison to ModelsPNNL-19110, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, LE Erikson, WJ Kernan, AT Lintereur, ER Siciliano, DC Stromswold, and ML Woodring. 2010. Alternative Neutron Detection Testing SummaryPNNL-19311, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, LE Erikson, WJ Kernan, AT Lintereur, ER Siciliano, DL Stephens, Jr, DC Stromswold, RM Van Ginhoven, and ML Woodring. 2010. "Neutron Detection Alternatives to 3He for National Security Applications." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 623(3):1035-1045.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.08.021
  • Kouzes RT, KE Conlin, JH Ely, LE Erikson, WJ Kernan, AT Lintereur, ER Siciliano, DL Stephens, Jr, DC Stromswold, RM Van Ginhoven, and ML Woodring. 2010. "Alternatives to 3He for Neutron Detection for Homeland Security." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.  INMM, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Kouzes RT, KE Conlin, WJ Kernan, EK Mace, ER Siciliano, and ML Woodring. 2010. "Shielding of Skyshine Interference with Radiation Detection Systems." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC 2009), October 24-November 1, 2009, Orlando, Florida, pp. 134-137.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2009.5401840
  • Lintereur AT, RT Kouzes, JH Ely, LE Erikson, ER Siciliano, and ML Woodring. 2010. Boron-Lined Neutron Detector MeasurementsPNNL-18938 Rev 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

  • Kernan WJ, EK Mace, ER Siciliano, KE Conlin, EL Flumerfelt, RT Kouzes, and ML Woodring. 2009. "Modeling and Measurements for Mitigating Interface from Skyshine." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC 2009), October 24-November 1, 2009, Orlando, Florida, pp. 976 - 980.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2009.5402445
  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, AT Lintereur, ER Siciliano, and ML Woodring. 2009. BF3 Neutron Detector TestsPNNL-19050, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Lintereur AT, RT Kouzes, JH Ely, LE Erikson, and ER Siciliano. 2009. Boron-Lined Neutron Detector MeasurementsPNNL-18938, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Siciliano ER, JH Ely, RT Kouzes, JE Schweppe, DM Strachan, and ST Yokuda. 2009. "Erratum to: Energy calibration of gamma spectra in plastic scintillators using Compton kinematics [Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 594 (2008) 232-243] ." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 610(2):627.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2009.09.001

2008

  • Ely JH, KK Anderson, DJ Bates, RT Kouzes, CA Lopresti, RC Runkle, ER Siciliano, and DR Weier. 2008. "The Use of Energy Information in Plastic Scintillator Material." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 276(3):743-748.  doi:10.1007/s10967-008-0627-5
  • Ely JH, WJ Kernan, RT Kouzes, and ER Siciliano. 2008. "Shielding and Build-up Considerations for Radiation Detection." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2008. (NSS'08), pp. 1292-1293.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4774642
  • Kangas LJ, PE Keller, ER Siciliano, RT Kouzes, and JH Ely. 2008. "The use of artificial neural networks in PVT-based radiation portal monitors." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 587(2-3):398-412.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2008.01.065
  • Kouzes RT, ER Siciliano, JH Ely, PE Keller, and RJ McConn, Jr. 2008. "Passive Neutron Detection at Borders." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS '07), October 26-November 3, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, vol. 2, pp. 1115 - 1119.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4437203
  • Kouzes RT, ER Siciliano, JH Ely, PE Keller, and RJ McConn, Jr. 2008. "Passive Neutron Detection for Interdiction of Nuclear Material at Borders ." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 584(2-3):383-400. 
  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, A Seifert, ER Siciliano, DR Weier, LK Windsor, ML Woodring, JD Borgardt, ED Buckley, EL Flumerfelt, AF Oliveri, and M Salvitti. 2008. "Cosmic-Ray-Induced Ship-Effect Neutron Measurements and Implications for Cargo Scanning at Borders." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 587(1):89-100.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2007.12.031
  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, EL Flumerfelt, WK Hensley, KR McCormick, and ER Siciliano. 2008. "Skyshine Interference with Radiation Detection Systems." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NNS'08), October 19-25, 2008, Dresden, Germany, pp. 1259-1260.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4774634
  • Robinson SM, ER Siciliano, and JE Schweppe. 2008. "Source Injection Distribution Functions for Alarm Algorithm Testing ." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 276(2):447-453.  doi:10.1007/s10967-008-0525-x
  • Seifert A, WK Hensley, ER Siciliano, and WK Pitts. 2008. "Fast Neutron Sensitivity with HPGe." In 2007 IEEE NUCLEAR SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM CONFERENCE RECORD, vol. 2, pp. 1175 - 1180.  IEEE Service Center, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4437216
  • Siciliano ER, JH Ely, RT Kouzes, JE Schweppe, DM Strachan, and ST Yokuda. 2008. "Energy Calibration of Gamma Spectra in Plastic Scintillators using Compton Kinematics." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 594(1):232-243.  doi:10.1016/j.nima.2008.06.031

2007

  • Robinson SM, ED Ashbaker, JE Schweppe, and ER Siciliano. 2007. "Optimal Background Attenuation for Fielded Spectroscopic Detection Systems." In 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, October 27-November 3, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, vol. 2, pp. 1147-1151.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4437210

2006

  • Ely JH, RT Kouzes, JE Schweppe, ER Siciliano, DM Strachan, and DR Weier. 2006. "The Use of Energy Windowing to Discriminate SNM from NORM in Radiation Portal Monitors." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 560(2):373-387. 
  • Kouzes RT, and ER Siciliano. 2006. "The Response of Radiation Portal Monitors to Medical Radionuclides at Border Crossings." Radiation Measurements 41(5):499-512.  doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2005.10.005
  • Kouzes RT, JH Ely, JC Evans, JR, WK Hensley, EA Lepel, JC McDonald, JE Schweppe, ER Siciliano, DJ Strom, and ML Woodring. 2006. "Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Cargo at US Borders." Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Material 17(1):11-17.  doi:10.1179/174651006X95556
  • McCormick KR, DC Stromswold, ML Woodring, JH Ely, ER Siciliano, JA Caggiano, and WK Hensley. 2006. "In-Ground Radiation Detection ." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference, October 29 - November 1, 2006, San Diego, California, vol. 1, pp. 291 - 294.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2006.356159
  • Robinson SM, RJ McConn, Jr, RT Pagh, JE Schweppe, and ER Siciliano. 2006. "Characteristics of multiprocessing MCNP5 on small personal computer clusters." Journal of Instrumentation 1:Article Number: P06001 . 
  • Robinson SM, WR Kaye, JE Schweppe, and ER Siciliano. 2006. "Optimal Background Attenuation for Fielded Radiation Detection Systems." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, October 29-November 1, 2006, San Diego, California, vol. 1, pp. 281 - 284.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2006.356156
  • Schweppe JE, JH Ely, RJ McConn, Jr, RT Pagh, SM Robinson, and ER Siciliano. 2006. "The Effect of the Three-Dimensional Geometry of Cargo on the Detection of Radioactive Sources in Cargo Containers." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, October 29-November 4, 2006, San Diego, California, vol. 1, ed. B Phlips, pp. 295-299.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2006.356160

2005

  • Siciliano ER, JH Ely, RT Kouzes, BD Milbrath, JE Schweppe, and DC Stromswold. 2005. "Comparison of PVT And NaI(Tl) Scintillators for Vehicle Portal Monitor Applications." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 550(3):647-674. 
  • Pagh RT, RT Kouzes, RJ McConn, Jr, SM Robinson, JE Schweppe, and ER Siciliano. 2005. "Computer Modeling of Radiation Portal Monitors for Homeland Security Applications." Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 93:415-418. 
  • Robinson SM, RT Kouzes, RJ McConn, Jr, RT Pagh, JE Schweppe, and ER Siciliano. 2005. "Creation of Realistic Radiation Transport Models of Radiation Portal Monitors for Homeland Security Purposes." In 2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, October 23-29, 2005, Puerto Rico, vol. 2, pp. 1014-1018.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2005.1596425
  • Schweppe JE, JH Ely, RT Kouzes, RJ McConn, Jr, RT Pagh, SM Robinson, ER Siciliano, JD Borgardt, SE Bender, and AH Earnhart. 2005. "Validation of Computer Models for Homeland Security Purposes ." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, October 23-29, 2009, Puerto Rico, vol. 1, ed. B Yu, pp. 297-301.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2005.1596257
  • Smith LE, AR Swickard, A Heredia-Langner, GA Warren, ER Siciliano, and SD Miller. 2005. "Design Considerations for Passive Gamma-Ray Spectrometers." In 2004 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record 16-22 October 2004 Rome, Italy., vol. 3, ed. Seibert, J. Anthony, pp. 1571-1575.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2004.1462540
  • Smith LE, AR Swickard, A Heredia-Langner, GA Warren, ER Siciliano, and SD Miller. 2005. "Design Considerations for Passive Gamma-Ray Spectrometers." In 2004 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, vol. 3, pp. 1571-1575.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2004.1462540

2004

  • Siciliano ER. 2004. Medical Radioisotope Data Survey: 2002 Preliminary Results PNNL-14882, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Smith LE, AR Swickard, A Heredia-Langner, GA Warren, ER Siciliano, and SD Miller. 2004. "Design Considerations for Passive Gamma-Ray Spectrometers." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 52(5):1721 - 1727 .  doi:10.1109/TNS.2005.856809

2003

  • Stromswold DC, ER Siciliano, JE Schweppe, JH Ely, BD Milbrath, RT Kouzes, and BD Geelhood. 2003. "Comparison of Plastic and NaI(Tl) Scintillators for Vehicle Portal Monitor Applications." In 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, vol. 2, pp. 1065 - 1069.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ. 

2002

  • Abrefah J, ER Siciliano, DW Damschen, and SN Schlahta. 2002. Reactive Behavior of K-Basin Spent Nuclear FuelPNNL-14052, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Abrefah J, ER Siciliano, DW Damschen, and SN Schlahta. 2002. "Reactive Behavior of K-Basin Spent Nuclear Fuel." In Proceedings of the 5th Topical DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel and Fissile Materials Management, September 17-20, 2002, Charleston, SC .  American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL. 

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