Hannah Gardiner

Hannah Gardiner is a fourth 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 in order to produce crops that increase carbon-organic matter in the soil, reduce fertilizer use, and increase water productivity. She has interned at Pacific Northwest National Lab developing algorithms for low-count radiation measurements as well as at RAND Corporation providing guidance for radiological and nuclear event preparation.

Hannah is an active member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), serving on the National ANS Social Media Team, and is a past secretary for UF chapter of the the Institute for Nuclear Material Management (INMM). She serves as the Chair of the UF College of Engineering Graduate Student Council where she developed a comprehensive academic integrity policy and assisted in creating the Career and Health Workshop. In her free time, Hannah enjoys cooking, travelling, and exploring the outdoors with her dog, Bear.