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Research interests

Development of the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) methodfor samples of a priori unknown composition by implementing simultaneous and iterative correction of gamma-attenuation and thermal and epithermal neutron self-shielding

  • NAA applied to exotic materials, catalysts, fuel cells and rare earth elements
  • Laboratory Information Management System for NAA
  • Radioactive tracers
  • Software for gamma ray spectrometry and k0 NAA method for stable flux reactors
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2401 Reactor design and operation
  • 2402 Radioactive materials
  • 3102 Nuclear physics
  • 3108 Experimental methods and instrumentation


Recent publications
Journal article
Koclas, C., Muftuoglu, A., Teyssedou, A. & Chilian, C. (2019). A commissioning rod assembly for the Jamaican SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor. Review of Scientific Instruments, 90(6), 9 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Abdollahi Neisiani, M., Latifi, M., Chaouki, J. & Chilian, C. (2018). Novel approach in k0-NAA for highly concentrated REE Samples. Talanta, 180, 403-409. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Haddad, E., Poenariu, V., Tagziria, W., Shi, W., Chilian, C., Karafolas, N., Bringer, C., Sotom, M. & Aveline, M. (2016). Comparison of gamma radiation effect on erbium doped fiber amplifiers. Paper presented at the International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO 2016), Biarritz, France (25 pages).
Journal article
Chilian, C., Cimpan, C. & Kennedy, G. (2016). Contribution of detection efficiency to the uncertainty budget in NAA. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 309(1), 249-255. Retrieved from


ENE6110: Nuclear Engineering Laboratory

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Master's Thesis (2)

    • Abdollahi Neisiani, M. (2017). Quantifyng Rare Earth Element Content in High Concentrated Samples by ko-NAA (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Raouafi, H. (2012). Étude numérique de l'autoprotection spatiale dans des échantillons fortement absorbants irradiés dans le réacteur SLOWPOKE (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from