Micah Folsom

Micah Folsom received his B.Sc. in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Following this time, he worked in Berkeley’s Applied Nuclear Physics group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, where he characterized radiation detectors and assisted in detector fabrication. During the past few summers, he worked as an intern at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory and then at Pacific Northwest National Lab. This spring, he completed his M.Sc. degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville by performing a detailed characterization of detector performance trade-offs.

Micah is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at UT Knoxville with research focused on the design of a novel neutron imaging system. In 2016 he was awarded the GEM Fellowship and in 2015 became a member of the Alpha Nu Sigma honor society. Micah is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, Women in Nuclear, and the Health Physics Society, having served as President, Vice President, and currently serving as Treasurer of the latter. Outside of school and research, Micah enjoys running, bowling, traveling, strategy games, and local beers, especially sours.