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FCML Laboratory Manager

              Dr. Delia Perez-Nunez

Laboratory Manager, Fuel Cycle & Materials Laboratory Program Office 






Dr. Delia Perez-Nuñez joined the Fuel Cycle and Materials Laboratory (FCML) in the spring of 2012. Dr. Perez received her Bachelor of Science in Physics at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1998 where she specialized in instrumentation. She received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in 2008. In the spring of 2012 Dr. Perez was appointed the position of FCML laboratory manager.

While attending Universidad Central de Venezuela Dr. Perez served as a teaching assistant for the Physics Program within the Science Department, a research assistant in the Molecular Physical Lab and a part-time lecturer within the physics program for the Science and Engineering Department. In the summer of 2007 she worked on the Lockheed Martin Crew Exploration Vehicle where she designed an innovative new radiation detector system that will be part of the core of the active radiation monitoring scheme for the Orion vehicle and future constellation elements.

When Dr. Perez joined TAMU in 2003 she served as a graduate research assistant where she studied the role of repair in the production of DNA damage in directly irradiated cells. In 2006 she became a graduate assistant non-teaching where she designed the handout and class visual aids for graduate classes in the following courses: Principles of Radiological Safety; Radiation Measure & Calibration; and Microdosimetry. As a postdoctoral research associate in 2008,  Dr. Perez conducted research and development for a project funded by NASA, pertaining to a new type of Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) to measure the quality and quantity of ionizing radiation. The detector is now the replacement TEPC for the International Space Station. Also, she worked helping to develop a compact TPEC for Space Radiation Dosimetry beyond low Earth orbit for NSBRI.  In 2010 she was granted a position as an assistant research scientist.

As the laboratory manager for the FCML, Dr. Perez is responsible for providing support to the students within the laboratory's day-to-day technical operations. Furthermore, she ensures that the FCML operates within the regulatory confines of the Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering Department, Texas A&M University and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). Dr. Perez upholds all safety procedures and policies set forth by the FCML, Texas A&M University, and TEES, as well as implement new policies and procedures when the need arises. She is also responsible for the auditing and testing of the systems and equipment within the lab to ensure that each facet of the lab is running a safely and efficiently as possible. Dr. Perez's many years within research and academia has provided her with the necessary experience to offer her support and knowledge to FCML personnel. 



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Contact Info:

  • Office: 340A Zachry Engineering Center
  • Phone: 979-845-4021
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  • D. Perez-Nunez, L. Braby. Replacement tissue equivalent proportional counter for the international space station. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry. 143:394-397; 2011
  • D. Perez-Nunez, L. Braby, E. Semones. Replacement TEPC for the International Space Station: Innovations and Results. T Am Nucl Soc. 103: 220-221; 2010
  • D. Perez-Nunez, L. Braby. Effect of wall thickness on measurement of dose for high energy neutrons. Health Phys. 98:37-41; 2010
  • D. Perez-Nunez, L. Braby. Design, construction and implementation of spherical tissue equivalent proportional counter. Nuclear Technology. 168:21-28; 2009
  • D. Pérez, A. Benavides, M. Martín-Landrove. Relaxation-diffusion processes and local field distributions in natural porous media. In: Spatiallly Resolved Magnetic Resonance. P. Blümler, B. Blümich, R. Botto y E. Fukushima, Editors. P. 617-626. Wiley-VCH, 1998 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND ABSTRACTS
  • D. Perez-Nunez, L. Braby. Replacement Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter for the International Space Station, MICROS 2009 - 15th International Symposium on Microdosimetry, 2009, Verona, Italy
  • D. Perez-Nunez, L. Braby. Design, construction and implementation of spherical segmented wall tissue equivalent proportional counter, 11th Annual International Conference on Radiation Shielding, 2008, Pine Mountain, Georgia
  • D. Perez-Nunez, J. Ford, L. Braby. Effects in PKcs suppressed AG 1522 cells, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, 2005, Denver, Colorado
  • L. A. Braby, E. Repnikova, D. Perez-Nunez and J. Ford. Bystander Effects Following Low LET Irradiation', 52nd Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, 2004, St Louis, Missouri
  • L. A. Braby, J. Ford, D. Perez-Nunez and E. Repnikova. Mechanistic Modeling of Bystander Effects: An Integrated Theoretical & Experimental Approach -Effects in PKcs suppressed AG 1522 cells, 12th International Congress of Radiation Research, 2003, Brisbane, Australia
  • D. Pérez-Nunez, A. Benavides y M. Martín-Landrove. Relaxation-Diffusion Processes and Magnetic Field Distributions in Natural Porous Media
  • ENC 38th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference March 23-27, 1.997, Orlando, Florida
  • 4th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy and Macroscopy; September 1997, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • I Congreso Venezolano de Física. December 1997, Mérida, Venezuela
  • II Jornadas de Investigación Básica Orientada en Exploración y Producción. PDVSA-Intevep. October 1998. Miranda, Venezuela Benavides, A. Sena, C. Lopez y D. Pérez: Utilizacion de la Instrumentacion Virtual para la Determinacion de Resistividades Aparentes. Presented in the X Congreso Venezolano de Geofisica. April 2000. Caracas, Venezuela.
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