Hannah Gardiner

Hannah Gardiner is a third year Ph.D. student in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Florida. She received her M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida in May 2016 and her B.S. in Physics from Louisiana State University in May 2014. Her current research is focused on designing an x-ray backscatter radiography system to measure in-field root system architecture. These measurements shall be used to produce crops that increase carbon-organic matter in the soil, reduce fertilizer use, and increase water productivity to enable sustainable land management practices while limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Hannah is an active member in both of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the Institute for Nuclear Material Management (INMM). She serves as the Vice-Chair and Nuclear Engineering representative for the UF College of Engineering Graduate Student Council where she is spearheading a comprehensive college policy on academic integrity. She is also a founding member of both the Materials Science and Engineering Student Council and the UF Chapter of Action 314, an organization with goals to educate and advocate for the integrity of science and its use. In her free time, Hannah enjoys cooking, travelling, and exploring the outdoors.