Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory  

Joshua Cates

Joshua Cates

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Dr. Cates is interested in novel detector development for PET imaging. Specifically, his research investigates technologies and techniques for reducing the timing performance of scintillation detectors coupled to analogue and digital silicon photomultipliers towards statistical limits. He is also investigating depth-of-interaction techniques for ToF-PET detectors coupled to MRI-compatible photosensor technologies.

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2013
  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2011
  • B.S. in Nuclear Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of Oak Ridge National Laboratory Intern Research Contest, August 2008
  • IEEE Travel Award to attend IEEE NSS/MIC 2008 Dresden, Germany, 2008
  • IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society Graduate Scholarship Award, March 2013
  • University of Tennessee Chancellor\'s Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise, April 2013
  • Nuclear Engineering PhD Graduate Research Excellence Award, April 2013

Projects

Publications

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    Author Title Year Jour./Proc./Book
    Cates, J.W.; Hayward, J.P. & Zhang, X. Increased Light Extraction from Inorganic Scintillators with Laser-Etched Microstructures 2013 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
    Vol. 60, pp. 1027-1032  
    BibTeX:
    @article{Cates2013a,
      author = {J. W. Cates and J. P. Hayward and X. Zhang},
      title = {Increased Light Extraction from Inorganic Scintillators with Laser-Etched Microstructures},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
      year = {2013},
      volume = {60},
      number = {2},
      pages = {1027-1032}
    }
    					
    Cates, J.W.; Hayward, J.P. & Zhang, X. Measurement of Achievable Timing Resolution of ZnO:Ga Films 2013 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
    Vol. 60, pp. 3127-3133  
    BibTeX:
    @article{Cates2013b,
      author = {J. W. Cates and J. P. Hayward and X. Zhang},
      title = {Measurement of Achievable Timing Resolution of ZnO:Ga Films},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
      year = {2013},
      volume = {60},
      number = {4},
      pages = {3127-3133}
    }
    					
    Cates, J.W.; Hayward, J.P. & Zhang, X. Significant Increases in Light Extraction from YAP:Ce Scintillators with a Uniform Surface Taper Modification at the Exit Boundary 2013 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  
    BibTeX:
    @article{Cates2013c,
      author = {J. W. Cates and J. P. Hayward and X. Zhang},
      title = {Significant Increases in Light Extraction from YAP:Ce Scintillators with a Uniform Surface Taper Modification at the Exit Boundary},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
      year = {2013}
    }
    					
    Cates, J.W.; Hayward, J.P.; Zhang, X.; Hausladen, P.A. & Dabbs, B. Timing Resolution Study of an Associated Particle Detector for Fast Neutron Imaging 2012 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
    Vol. 59, pp. 1750-1756  
    BibTeX:
    @article{Cates2012,
      author = {J. W. Cates and J. P. Hayward and X. Zhang and P. A. Hausladen and B. Dabbs},
      title = {Timing Resolution Study of an Associated Particle Detector for Fast Neutron Imaging},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
      year = {2012},
      volume = {59},
      pages = {1750-1756}
    }
    					
    Zhang, Z.; Cates, J.W.; Hayward, J.P. & Hausladen, P.A. Characterizing the Timing Performance of a Fast 4H-SiC Detector with an 241Am Source 2013 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
    Vol. 60, pp. 2352-2356  
    BibTeX:
    @article{Cates2013d,
      author = {Z. Zhang and J. W. Cates and J. P. Hayward and P. A. Hausladen},
      title = {Characterizing the Timing Performance of a Fast 4H-SiC Detector with an 241Am Source},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
      year = {2013},
      volume = {60},
      number = {3},
      pages = {2352-2356}
    }
    					

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