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Thomas Congedo

Professor
Stephen R. Tritch Nuclear Engineering Program Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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Dr. Congedo came to Pitt from the position of Director of Technology Development within Westinghouse Research and Technology, where he led the Central R&T laboratories, leading a staff of world-recognized experimenters, analytical developers and facilities. He has thirty-six years of experience in the nuclear industry, including nuclear core design, nuclear reactor safety, nuclear fuel criticality and manufacturing safety. He has also been active in beneficial applications of nuclear radiation, including detection of environmental contamination and contraband. Dr. Congedo holds fourteen patents and is the author of 17 peer-reviewed technical publications and one scientific handbook chapter. His personal interests include Martial Arts and music, both of which he has pursued for five decades.

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Ph.D. Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 1980

MS Physics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1972

BS Physics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1968 - 1972

Worrell, C., Luangkesorn, L., Haight, J., & Congedo, T. (2019). Machine learning of fire hazard model simulations for use in probabilistic safety assessments at nuclear power plants. RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY, 183, 128-142.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ress.2018.11.014.

Congedo, T., Lahoda, E., Matzie, R., & Task, K. (2012). The Nuclear Industry. In Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology. 2-2, (pp. 829-874).Springer US. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4259-2_21.

Dulloo, A.R., Ruddy, F.H., Congedo, T.V., Seidel, J.G., & McIlwain, M.E. (2000). Experimental verification of modeling results for a PGNAA system for nondestructive assay of RCRA metals in drums. APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, 53(4-5), 499-505.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0969-8043(00)00201-3.

Dulloo, A.R., Ruddy, F.H., Congedo, T.V., Seidel, J.G., & Gehrke, R.J. (1998). Detection limits of a laboratory pulsed gamma neutron activation analysis system for the nondestructive assay of mercury, cadmium, and lead. NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, 123(1), 103-112.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.13182/NT98-A2883.

CONGEDO, T.V., & SCHOCH, K.F. (1994). ION IRRADIATION OF POLY(METHYL METHACRYLATE) FOR PRECISE CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL-PROPERTIES. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS, 32(16), 2715-2720.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/polb.1994.090321617.

KLINE, L.E., PARTLOW, W.D., YOUNG, R.M., MITCHELL, R.R., & CONGEDO, T.V. (1991). DIAGNOSTICS AND MODELING OF RF DISCHARGE DISSOCIATION IN N2O. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, 19(2), 278-285.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/27.106825.

CONGEDO, T.V., LEEFAN, I.S., & COHEN, B.L. (1980). FINAL-STATE INTERACTION IN (HE-3,HE-2) REACTIONS. PHYSICAL REVIEW C, 22(3), 985-996.American Physical Society (APS). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.22.985.

LEE, I.S., COHEN, B.L., CONGEDO, T., & JOW, H.N. (1980). COMPOUND NUCLEUS CONTRIBUTION AND EVEN-ODD EFFECT FOR (HE-3, P) REACTIONS IN THE NI REGION. NUCLEAR PHYSICS A, 344(3), 409-420.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/0375-9474(80)90399-1.

ROY, J.N., GUPTA, H.M.S., MAJUMDER, A.R., CONGEDO, T., & ALZONA, J.E. (1978). LEVEL PROPERTIES OF CO-60 FROM (D,P) REACTION ON CO-59. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS, 4(9), 1469-1488.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/0305-4616/4/9/018.

CHAN, K.C., SHABASON, L., COHEN, B.L., ALZONA, J., & CONGEDO, T. (1977). COMPOUND NUCLEUS (ALPHA,P) AND (P,P') REACTIONS ON ODD-A NUCLEI IN NI REGION. PHYSICAL REVIEW C, 15(5), 1698-1703.American Physical Society (APS). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.15.1698.

SHABASON, L., COHEN, B.L., & CONGEDO, T. (1977). SEARCH FOR DOUBLE-DIRECT (P,2P) REACTION AT 17 MEV. PHYSICAL REVIEW C, 15(1), 260-265.American Physical Society (APS). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.15.260.

CHAN, K.C., COHEN, B.L., SHABASON, L., ALZONA, J.E., & CONGEDO, T. (1975). (D,P) REACTIONS IN CONTINUUM. PHYSICAL REVIEW C, 12(6), 1844-1849.American Physical Society (APS). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.12.1844.

Cole, D.G., Butler, B., Bodnar, C.A., Clark, R.M., Davis, J., & Congedo, T. (2017). Reinforcing the fundamentals of graduate nuclear engineering through game-based learning. In ANS CONTE 2017 - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, (pp. 18-19).

Bodnar, C., Clark, R., Davis, J., Congedo, T., & Cole, D. (2016). Student perspectives on application of game-based learning within a graduate-level engineering course. In 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016-November.IEEE. doi: 10.1109/fie.2016.7757440.

Ruddy, F., Seidel, J., Flammang, R., Petrović, B., Dulloo, A., & Congedo, T. (2006). Pulsed neutron interrogation for detection of concealed special nuclear materials. In Non-Intrusive Inspection Technologies, 6213.SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.664467.

Goossen, J.E., & Congedo, T.V. (2004). Technology Road Mapping to Guide Development Planning. In 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 2, 2, (pp. 453-455).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/icone12-49334.

CONGEDO, T.V., RUDDY, F.H., & MCLAUGHLIN, D.F. (1993). NEUTRON-TRANSPORT MODELING IN SUPPORT OF PROMPT GAMMA NEUTRON-ACTIVATION FOR INSITU ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 205, (pp. 79-NUCL).

RUDDY, F.H., CONGEDO, T.V., SEIDEL, J.G., GONZALEZ, J.L., & WEIGLE, D.H. (1993). INSITU CHARACTERIZATION OF HAZARDOUS CONTAMINANTS USING PROMPT GAMMA NEUTRON-ACTIVATION ANALYSIS. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 205, (pp. 78-NUCL).

Kline, L.E., Partlow, W.D., Young, R.M., Mitchell, R.R., & Congedo, T.V. (1990). Diagnostics and modeling of RF discharge dissociation in N2O. In IEEE Conference Record - Abstracts, (p. 118).

Congedo, T.V., & Sink, D.A. (1988). Power balance in railgun plasmas. (p. 116).

CONGEDO, T.V., COHEN, B.L., & LEE, I.S. (1979). ENERGY-DISTRIBUTION IN HE-2 BREAKUP AND THE (HE-3, HE-2) REACTION. In BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 24(4), (p. 594).

CONGEDO, T., COHEN, B.L., LEE, I.S., & JOW, H.N. (1978). HE-2 BREAKUP STUDIES VIA (HE3,2P) COINCIDENCE MEASUREMENTS ON HEAVY-NUCLEI. In BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 23(4), (p. 594).

LEE, I.S., CONGEDO, T., COHEN, B.L., & JOW, H.N. (1978). (HE-3,P) REACTIONS EXCITING CONTINUUM IN A=54-66 REGION. In BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 23(4), (p. 539).

CHAN, K.C., COHEN, B.L., LEE, I.S., CONGEDO, T., & JOW, H.N. (1977). SYSTEMATIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ENERGY-SPECTRA FROM EVEN-EVEN AND ODD-A TARGET NUCLEI. In BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 22(4), (pp. 543-544).

SHABASON, L., COHEN, B.L., & CONGEDO, T. (1976). DOUBLE-DIRECT (P,2P) REACTION AT 17 MEV. In BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 21(4), (pp. 663-664).

CHAN, K.C., COHEN, B.L., SHABASON, L., ALZONA, J.E., & CONGEDO, T. (1975). (D,P) REACTIONS IN CONTINUUM. In BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 20(4), (p. 626).