Micah Folsom

Engineer, programmer, and physicist with over a decade of research experience developing advanced radiation sensors that take advantage of cutting-edge techniques and algorithms. Adaptive, quick to learn, and eager to employ the latest and most advanced technologies to solve challenging problems. Strong communicator who excels in team environments pursuing creative solutions.

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Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Applied Nuclear Physics (Jan 2021-current)

Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dept. of Nuc. Eng. (Aug 2021-Dec 2021)

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Aug 2014-Nov 2020)

Intern, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA (May-Aug 2016)

Intern, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria (Jun-Aug 2014)

Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, CA (Mar 2010-Jun 2014)


Programming: C, C++, Visual Basic, Python, pybind11
Tools: Git, docker, RobotOS (ROS), doxygen, sphinx, MATLAB, Qt
Communication & Teamwork: Technical writing, public speaking, international collaboration, small team management
Advanced Skills: Digital signal processing, sensors & instrumentation, statistical modeling, experimental research and design, data analysis


Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (May 2020)
M.Sc., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (May 2017)
B.Sc., Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (May 2012)

Open-source Packages

Author, maintainer: h3d_tools, a python package for communicating with commercial radiation detector systems made by H3D, Inc.

Awards & Activities