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James Egan


James Egan
James J EganProfessor Emeritus
  • College
    College of Sciences
  • Department
    Physics
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3774
  • Email

Research Interests

Experimental nuclear physics: neutron physics, neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopy, fast-timing techniques, radiation detection.

Education

  • Ph D: Physics, (1969), University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of (p,n) Reaction in 51V and 68Zn
  • Ph D: Physics, (1969), University of Kentucky - Kentucky
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of (p,n) Reactions in 51V and 68Zn
  • MS: Physics, (1966), University of Kentucky - Kentucky
  • MS: Physics, (1966), University of Kentucky - Kentucky
  • BA: Physics, (1963), Thomas More College - Covington, KY
  • BA: Physics, (1963), Thomas More College - Covington, KY

Selected Awards and Honors

  • OUtstanding Educator of America Award
  • UML Teaching Excellence Award (2008), Teaching - Dept. of Physics and applied physics, UMass, Lowell
  • UML Teaching Excellence Award for the Physics Department (2008) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • UML Teaching Excellence Award (2000), Teaching - Dept. of Physics and applied physics, UMass, Lowell
  • UML Teaching Excellence Award for the Physics Department (2000) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Faculty Appreciation and Teaching Excellence Award (1997), Teaching - Junior and Senior Physics Majors
  • Faculty Appreciation and Teaching Excellence Award (1997) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • UML Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member Award (1987), Teaching - UMass, Lowell
  • University of Lowell Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member Award (1987) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Election to Sigma Xi (1976) - Sigma Xi
  • Outstanding Educator of America Award (1974), Teaching

Selected Publications

  • Ko, Y.J., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., DeSimone, D.J., Seo, P.N., Young, P.G. (2000). Thulium-169 neutron inelastic scattering cross section measurements via the 169 Tm (n,n ) reaction. Nuclear Physics A, 679(2) 147-162.
  • Desimone, D.J., Kegel, G.H., Egan, J.J., Bertone, P., Staples, P. (1997). Studies of a poenitz-type black neutron detector as a neutron flux monitor. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 388(3) 443-446.
  • Kegel, G.H., DeSimone, D.J., Egan, J.J., Jen, C.K., Narayan, C., O'Connor, M. (1997). Studies of neutron dosimetry. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 388(3) 440-442.
  • Staples, P., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., Mittler, A. (1997). The 14N(n,n ) cross section of the 2.313-MeV first excited state. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 126(2) 168-175.
  • Yue, G., O'Connor, M., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H. (1996). Neutron scattering angular distributions in 239Pu at 570 and 700 keV. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 122(3) 366-373.
  • Staples, P., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., Mittler, A., Woodring, M.L. (1995). Prompt fission neutron energy spectra induced by fast neutrons. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 591(1) 41-60.
  • Goswami, G.C., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., Mittler, A., Sheldon, E. (1988). Neutron scattering cross sections up to 2.4 MeV for the ground and first two excited states of 232Th. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 100(1) 48-60.
  • Shao, J.Q., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., Li, S.Q., Mittler, A., Pullen, D.J., Schier, W.A. (1986). FAST NEUTRON INELASTIC SCATTERING CROSS SECTIONS OF **2**3**8U FOR STATES BETWEEN 680 AND 1530 kev. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 92(3) 350-371.
  • Sheldon, E., Beghian, L.E., Ciarcia, C.A., Couchell, G.P., Dave, J.H., Egan, J.J., Goswami, G., Kegel, G.H., Li, S.Q., Mittler, A., Pullen, D.J., Schier, W.A., Shao, J.Q. (1986). Fast-neutron inelastic scattering cross sections for the principal even-even actinide nuclei. I:232Th(n,n'). Journal of Physics G: Nuclear Physics, 12(3) 237-255.
  • Sheldon, E., Beghian, L.E., Chan, D.W., Chang, A., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Goswami, G., Kegel, G.H., Li, S.Q., Mittler, A., Pullen, D.J., Schier, W.A., Shao, J.Q., Wang, A. (1986). Fast-neutron inelastic-scattering cross sections for the principal even-even actinide nuclei. II. 238U(n,n'). Journal of Physics G: Nuclear Physics, 12(5) 443-463.
  • Dave, J.H., Egan, J.J., Couchell, G.P., Kegel, G.H., Mittler, A., Pullen, D.J., Schier, W.A., Sheldon, E. (1985). CROSS SECTIONS, TRANSITION SCHEMES, AND BRANCHING RATIOS FOR **2**3**2Th FROM THE **2**3**2Th(n,n prime gamma ) REACTION. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 91(2) 187-208.
  • Ciarcia, C.A., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., Li, S.Q., Mittler, A., Pullen, D.J., Schier, W.A., Shao, J.Q. (1985). NEUTRON INELASTIC SCATTERING CROSS SECTIONS FOR STATES ABOVE 700 keV IN **2**3**2 Th. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 91(4) 428-443.
  • Chan, D.W., Egan, J.J., Mittler, A., Sheldon, E. (1982). Analyses of fast neutron inelastic scattering cross sections to higher (vibrational) states of Th232 and U238. I. Standard formalism. Physical Review C, 26(3) 841-860.
  • Sullivan, N.B., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., Harihar, P. (1979). NEUTRON INELASTIC SCATTERING IN SILICON-28 TO 4. 15 MeV. Nucl Sci Eng, 70(3) 294-297.
  • Beghian, L.E., Kegel, G.H., Marcella, T.V., Barnes, B.K., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Mittler, A., Pullen, D.J., Schier, W.A. (1979). NEUTRON SCATTERING CROSS SECTIONS OF URANIUM-238. Nucl Sci Eng, 69(2) 191-201.
  • LeClaire, R.V., Egan, J.J., Beghian, L.E., Couchell, G.P., Kegel, G.H., Mathur, S.C., Mittler, A., Schier, W.A. (1978). Cross sections in the Co59(n, n )Co59 reaction from 1.1 to 3.3 MeV. Physical Review C, 18(3) 1185-1200.
  • Correia, J.A., Schier, W.A., Beghian, L.E., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Kegel, G.H., Leclaire, R.V., Mittler, A. (1977). 55Mn(n, n' ) cross-section studies for En = 1.0-3.6 MeV. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 286(2) 322-338.
  • Schier, W.A., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Harihar, P., Mathur, S.C., Mittler, A., Sheldon, E. (1976). Spin and parity assignments for 23Na levels from the 19F( , p)22Ne reaction. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 266(1) 16-28.
  • Sanin, L.G., Schier, W.A., Barnes, B.K., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Harihar, P., Mittler, A., Sheldon, E. (1975). Spin and parity assignments for 33S levels from the 29Si( , n)32S reaction. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 245(2) 317-335.
  • Schier, W.A., Barnes, B.K., Couchell, G.P., Egan, J.J., Harihar, P., Mathur, S.C., Mittler, A., Sheldon, E. (1975). Spin and parity assignments for 35Cl levels from the 31P( , p)34S reaction. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 254(1) 80-92.
  • Egan, J.J., Sekharan, K.K., Dutt, G.C., Wiest, J.E., Gabbard, F. (1972). 2.335-MeV isobaric analog resonance in V51+p and the excited states of Cr51 studied via the (p,n) and (p,n) reactions. Physical Review C, 5(5) 1562-1572.
  • Egan, J.J., Dutt, G.C., McPherson, M., Gabbard, F. (1970). Isobaric analog resonances in the Zn68(p, n)Ga68 reaction from 4 to 5 MeV. Physical Review C, 1(5) 1767-1775.
  • Dutt, G.C., Gabbard, F., Schrils, R., Egan, J.J. (1969). Measurements and analyses of the s12 analog resonance in the Sr88(p,n)Y88 reaction. Physical Review, 180(4) 1222-1224.
  • Dutt, G.C., Gabbard, F., Egan, J.J., Wiest, J.E. (1968). 2- Isobaric analog resonance in the Y89(p, n2) Zr89 reaction and the excited states of Zr89. Physical Review, 176(4) 1289-1292.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Co-PI: UMass President's Science and Technology Initiative Grant - "A Unique Materials and analysis Facility with focused ion beams" (2008), Grant - UMass, Lowell
  • Annual UML CFCI Grant to support student research at radiation lab (1997), Grant - UML CFCI
  • Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region (2001), Grant - US Dept. Of Energy
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region (1998), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region (1997), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region (1996), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
  • Co-PI: Irradiation of Disks with Protons (1995), Grant -
  • Co-PI: Amendment to Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region US Dept. of Energy US Dept. of Energy (1995), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
    Egan, J.J.
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region (1995), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region (1993), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies in the Actinide Region (1981), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies in Uranium and Thorium (1978), Grant - US Dept. of Energy
  • Co-PI: Neutron Scattering Studies Critical to Fast Breeder Reactor Design (1974), Grant - NSF
  • Co-PI: Cross Section and Neutron transport Investigations Related to Fast Breeder Reactor Design Problems (1970), Grant - NSF
  • Co-PI: Determination of Fast Neutron cross sections and related nuclear structure (1970), Grant - NSF