Christopher Brand

Graduate Student


Chris Brand is a PhD student at UC-Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering and is employed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His Academic Advisor is Prof. Lee Bernstein and his Laboratory Mentor is Dr. Darren Bleuel. He performs research in support of the fast, mono-energetic neutron imaging project at LLNL which includes various simulation/experimental efforts for neutron diagnostics.

Primarily, he is focused on neutron secondary time of flight measurements, neutron spectral unfolding, and proton recoil telescope measurements. He has provided support for experiments at the 88-inch cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (including the GENESIS project), the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory at Ohio University, and the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at LLNL. In addition to research, Chris serves as the Lead Non-Nuclear Safety Basis Analyst and the Lead NIF Safety Basis Analyst at LLNL.


Method for detection of nuclear-plasma interactions in a 134Xe-doped exploding pusher at the National Ignition Facility. Darren L. BLEUEL, Lee A. BERNSTEIN, Christopher A. BRAND, et al., Plasma and Fusion Research 11 (2016): 3401075-3401075.

Low energy light yield of fast plastic scintillators. Laplace, T. A., ... CA Brand, et al., Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (2018).

T. A. Laplace, B. L. Goldblum, ... C. Brand, et al, 2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2019

Preliminary Status Report of Neutron Radiation Effects and Damage to Neutron Imaging System Equipment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. DL Bleuel, S Anderson, LA Bernstein, CA Brand, et al., LLNL-TR-722407: Issued 2017/2/6.