Katherine Royston

Education
PhD, Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2014 (projected)
MS, Nuclear Engineering Sciences (Medical Physics), University of Florida, 2010Right
BS, Physics, University of Florida, 2006

Areas of Research Activities

  • Hybrid parallel particle transport methods for simulation of SPECT
  • Algorithms for medical image reconstruction
  • Hybrid methodologies and tools for detection of nuclear materials in an active interrogation system
  • Neutronics modeling of B&W mPower nuclear reactor

Contact

royston@vt.edu
Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203

List of Publications and Presentations

  • K. Royston, W. Walters, A. Haghighat, C. Yi, and G. Sjoden, "Development and application of a hybrid transport methodology for active interrogation systems," Proc. M&C 2013, Sun Valley, ID, May 5-9, 2013, [CM-ROM].
  • K. Royston, A. Haghighat, W. Walters, C. Yi, G. Sjoden, "Determination of Current at a Detector Window Using a Hybrid Adjoint Function Methodology," Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology, 2013, accepted
  • W. Walters, A. Haghighat, K. Royston, C. Yi, G. Sjoden, "A Response Function Methodology to Calculate Induced Fission Neutron Flux Distribution in an Active Interrogation System," Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology, 2013, accepted
  • A. Haghighat, K. Royston, G. Sjoden, C. Yi, and M. Huang, "Unique formulation in TITAN and PENTRAN for medical physics applications," Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology, submitted
  • K. Royston and A. Haghighat, "Development of a collimator representation in the TITAN transport code for SPECT simulation," Proc. IEEE MIC 2012, Anaheim, CA, Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2012, [CD-ROM].
  • K. Royston, A. Haghighat, C. Yi, "Comparison of TITAN Hybrid Deterministic Transport Code and MCNP5 for Simulation of SPECT," Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 2, pp. 201-206, 2011.
  • K. Royston and A. Hagighat, "Sensitivity analysis of the TITAN hybrid deterministic transport code for SPECT simulation," Proc. M&C 2011, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, May 8-12 2011, [CD-ROM].
  • K. Royston, A. Haghighat, C. Yi, A. Cebula, D. Gilland, "Validation of a new deterministic transport code for SPECT simulation," Proc. IEEE MIC 2010, Knoxville, TN, Oct. 30-Nov. 6 2010, [CD-ROM].
  • K. Royston, A. Haghighat, C. Yi, "Verification of a hybrid adjoint methodology in TITAN for single photon emission computed tomography," Proc. PHYSOR 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, May 9-14 2010, [CD-ROM].
  • K. Keller, C. Yi, and A. Haghighat, "Analysis of SPECT imaging simulation using the TITAN transport code," Proc. M&C 2009, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 3-7, 2009, [CD-ROM].