John Carruth

John Carruth

Position: Scientific Associate

Beamline: HB-1, HB-1A

Instrument: Polarized Triple-Axis Spectrometer, Fixed-Incident-Energy Triple-Axis Spectrometer

Facility: High Flux Isotope Reactor


Phone: (731) 220-9503

Scientific Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (2009 - Present)

24/7 user support of multiple neutron beamlines, beamline operations contact for Polarized Triple-Axis Spectrometer and Fixed-Incident-Energy Triple-Axis Spectrometer at the High Flux isotope Reactor, responsible for creation and enforcedment of procedures for safe and reliable operation of beamlines by staff and users. Additionally responsible for upkeep of beamlines including troubleshooting of beamline subsystems, including detectors, sample environment, motors, vacuum, data acquisition, etc. and development of system of scripting for beam line automation.

Research Assistant, Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Knoxville, TN (2008 - 2009)

Study of radiation dose rates , thermoluminescent dosimetry and post radiation analysis of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy patients and anthropomorphic phantom targets, research on adaptive radiation therapy and development of predictive software to adapt radiation delivery dosage/cross-section to biological changes over time.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2007 - 2009)

Conducted introductory physics recitations and lectures for undergraduates, proctoring, grading and homework assistance. In charge of planning and overseeing undergraduate physics laboratory sessions

Undergraduate Research Intern, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2004 - 2006)


M.S. Physics & Nuclear Engineering (2009) - University of Tennessee at Knoxville

B.S. Physics (2007) - University of Tennessee at Knoxville