Blake Palles

Blake is a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxvillein Energy Science and Engineering with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.Blake is also a Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards (NNIS) fellow.His research interests include fast neutron imaging, gamma ray spectrometry, arms control, nuclear security, and non-proliferation studies.

Currently, Blake is a graduate researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Nuclear Materials Detection and Characterization group, working with Dr. John Mihalczo on projects including development of the Nuclear Materials Identification System.

He graduated with a BS in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014.

He is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, the American Nuclear Society, and the Health Physics Society, and the immediate past president of the INMM chapter at the University of Tennessee. Beyond academics, Blake enjoys scuba diving, cooking, and literature.