Dr John A. Mason – Managing Director, A. N. Technology and President, ANTECH Corporation
Dr John A. Mason is the founder and Managing Director of A. N. Technology Ltd. and President of its subsidiary in the United States, ANTECH Corporation.
He is a Reactor Physicist and Chartered Nuclear Engineer who spent nearly 20 years lecturing in reactor physics and radiation shielding at Imperial College London, where he also acted as a tutor in managerial economics and computer science. His academic research concerned measurement techniques for radiation dosimetry in reactor environments and the development of radiation measuring instruments. He has published over 60 conference and scientific papers.
Since founding ANTECH in 1987 Dr Mason has designed isothermal and heat flow calorimeters for the measurement of plutonium and tritium, which are in use in the United States and in Europe. He has also been responsible for the technical and commercial development of gamma-ray and neutron based waste assay instruments within ANTECH. Most recently, he has led the development of a novel radiation search and scanning instrument, the ANTECH RadSearch.
Dr E. Ray Martin – Vice President Science & Technology, ANTECH Corporation
Dr E. Ray Martin is an internationally recognised nuclear scientist with over 35 years of experience in the development of nuclear measurement techniques. He is a co-inventor of the Segmented Gamma Scanner, the most commonly employed nuclear measurement and waste assay instrument.
Dr Martin worked for over 20 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory before co-founding Jomar Systems, which supplied NDA instrumentation to various international and US Department of Energy sites. He designed the JSR-12 Neutron Coincidence Counter, which is the most widely used coincidence counter for safeguards and waste measurement applications was for many years the standard electronic analysis module for coincidence neutron measuring systems.
Dr Martin acted as the chief scientist for radioactive waste sentencing and disposal at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Decommissioning Project and as part of a team of US experts he made numerous trips to the former Soviet Union to verify treaty compliance in the control of nuclear materials. He has designed and developed a wide range of microprocessor based automatic waste assay and safeguards measurement instruments. These include gamma-ray based plutonium isotope measurement systems, active neutron waste assay systems and novel applications of nuclear measurement technology.