Alexander Barzilov leads the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory at UNLV where he mentors numerous graduate students in the areas of nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, and nuclear physics.
The lab is at the forefront of novel radiation detection technologies in an effort to support national security and environmental management of radioactive facilities. He's also an expert in gamma spectroscopy, remote sensing of radiation using aerial and ground robotic platforms, neutron detection, active and passive assay of radiological materials, and reactor physics.
In 2021, Barzilov launched the Nuclear Security Science and Technology Consortium, which is designing and building a sustainable pipeline of student talent between the Department of Energy’s sites and National Laboratories, and the minority-serving institutions that are part of the program.
- M.S., Obninsk Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering
- Ph.D., Institute for Physics and Power Engineering