Dr. Craig Marianno's areas of interest include nuclear counter terrorism, nuclear instrumentation development, exercise development, radiological consequence management and environmental health physics. From 2000 - 2009 Dr. Marianno worked for the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) and served in many of the National Nuclear Security Administration's emergency response teams. He has been a member and team lead for the Nuclear/Radiological Advisory Team (NRAT), Capital Region Search Team (CRST), Aerial Measurements System (AMS), Consequence Management Response Team (CMRT), Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) Search Response Team (SRT) and a Captain on the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP). He was responsible for generating the dose assessment and geographic data sets for every Nuclear Power plant exercise in which the DOE participates from 2004 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he managed the engineering group responsible for developing custom instrumentation for the detection of radiation in unique environments. He has a Bachelor's in Physics from the University of California at Davis, a Master's in Radiological Health Sciences from Colorado State and a PhD in Radiation Health Physics from Oregon State. He is a Certified Health Physicist, a member of the Health Physics Society and a member of the Society's Homeland Security Committee. He is also serve's in the society's "Ask the Export" for homeland security matters.

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Academic Articles41
  • Zedric, R. M., Marianno, C. M., Chirayath, S. S., Diawara, Y., & Darby, I. (2022). The Effect of Radiation Damage on the Charge Collection Efficiency of Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes. PP(99), 1-1.
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  • King, J. W., Shah, M. D., Marianno, C. M., Khatri, S. P., & Chirayath, S. S. (2021). Computational evaluation of a novel beta radiation probe design using integrated circuits. 3(3), 386.
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  • Marianno, C. M., Ordonez, E. A., King, J. W., & Suh, R. (2021). Development of an optical sensor for measuring opacity changes in polyvinyl toluene scintillators. 179, 109189-109189.
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  • Marianno, C. Dosimetry Considerations for Urban Search and Rescue Service Dogs During Radiological Incidents. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements NCRP Commentary No. 28 – Implementation Guidance for Emergency Response Dosimetry. 44-45. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
Conference Papers12
  • Marianno, C. M (2021). Emergency Response. AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014. 2, 828-839.
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  • Chirayath, S. S., Marianno, C. M., Gariazzo, C. A., Nelson, P., Boyle, D. R., & Ragusa, K. H. (2016). Ten years of nuclear security education, research and training at Texas A&M University.
  • Behne, P. A., McMath, G. E., McKinney, G. W., & Marianno, C. M. (2016). Predicting solar modulation potentials for modeling cosmic background radiation. 115, 1031-1034.
  • Wilde, G. A., Murphy, R. R., Shell, D. A., & Marianno, C. M (2015). A man-packable unmanned surface vehicle for radiation localization and forensics. 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR). 1-6.
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Repository Documents / Preprints1
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Texas A&M University; Nuclear Engineering; 3473 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3473