Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



April 10, 2015

Nerine Cherepy selected as Senior Member of the IEEE.

Pictured from left: Peter Thelin, optician; Stephen Payne, Global Security N program leader for radiation detection materials; Nerine Cherepy, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers senior member; and Zachary Seeley, ceramicist, holding an 11.5-inch-diameter transparent ceramic scintillator fabricated for the Weapons and Complex Integration Enhanced Surveillance Campaign.

Livermore scientist Nerine Cherepy has been selected as a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Cherepy, who joined the Laboratory in 1998, has contributed to a variety of programs at Livermore, including the joint invention of a novel direct carbon fuel cell for the energy program, the establishment of the cleaning protocol used for aluminum parts in the National Ignition Facility and the development of chemoselective colorimetric sensors for the Global Security (GS) Principal Directorate. Her most notable contributions have been to the field of radiation detection materials and detectors.

"I am honored to have been nominated by my fellow IEEE senior members, at LLNL and outside the lab, and then to have been selected by the council to be elevated to senior membership," Cherepy said. "I have had the good fortune to have been mentored by several senior scientists and engineers at LLNL and to have the chance to participate in and lead a variety of challenging multidisciplinary technical projects with successful outcomes in radiation detector materials and nuclear instrumentation."