Jacob Daughhetee

Jake D Daughhetee

Radiation Detection, Imaging, and Simulation Scientist

Jacob Daughhetee is a Radiation Detection, Imaging, and Simulation Scientist in the Physics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He attended graduate school at the Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus on neutrino astronomy as a member of the IceCube Collaboration. After completing his PhD in 2015, Jacob joined the EXO-200 and nEXO neutrinoless double beta decay experiments as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of South Dakota. He continued to pursue research in fundamental neutrino physics as a postdoc at the University of Tennessee in 2017. It was here that he joined COHERENT, an experiment based at the Spallation Neutron Source seeking to measure and characterize neutrino interactions.


In 2021, Jacob joined the Advanced Radiation Detection, Imaging, Data Science, and Applications group at ORNL. This position has allowed him to apply his experience in fundamental physics experiments to a wide range of problems in radiation imaging. At present, his research is focused on developing image reconstruction techniques for both gamma ray and associated particle imaging – technologies that can dramatically improve our ability to track and quantify nuclear materials. Jacob also contributes to detector development for fundamental physics experiments.