Dr. Harveys doctoral research experiment in medium energy nuclear physics was carried out at the National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. While a doctoral candidate at Hampton University, he developed several detailed Monte Carlo simulation codes to model his Ph.D. experiment. Dr. Harveys other research tasks included operating the data acquisition system for the beam, target, and detector systems as well as data analysis. After completing his doctoral work, Dr. Harvey went on to become a postdoctoral research assistant in the PHENIX collaboration at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY) where he collaborated on research in the field of relativistic heavy ion collision physics. His duties included data analysis, programming, and electronic testing and installation of front-end electronic modules used for one of the detectors (Time Expansion Chamber) in the PHENIX experiment. After completing his postdoctoral tenure at Brookhaven, Dr. Harvey accepted a visiting assistant professorship at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) where he taught introductory physics courses for one year, he then returned to research, accepting a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX). The National Institutes of Health awarded him a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award grant during his fellowship in the radiation physics department for work related to secondary neutron exposure in proton radiotherapy. He used the MCNPX Monte Carlo simulation code to model both the therapeutic absorbed dose and secondary neutrons from the passive scattering treatment nozzle at the Proton Therapy Center. Dr. Harvey is currently a visiting assistant professor of physics at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
NIH F32 (PI)