Edmund Perfect, professor and associate head in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, joined the University of Tennessee as a faculty member in 2001 and was recently promoted to the rank of professor.
Perfect is widely known for his research on physical characterization and modeling of porosity and fluid movement in soils. He recently received a Joint Directed Research and Development grant from the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Alliance to use neutron imaging to detect the distribution of fluids in soil and rock samples, using the High Flux Isotope Reactor at ORNL. Dr. Perfect and his colleagues at ORNL are carrying out the experiments in preparation for a proposal to add a neutron imaging line to the Spallation Neutron Source, which would significantly expand the range of studies that could be carried out at that ORNL facility.
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