Nareg Sinenian
Nareg Sinenian, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Hong Kong

Dr. Sinenian has a background in applied physics and electrical engineering, including a wide range of technical experience in software engineering and hardware design. He has extensive experience in software development and source code analysis. He has examined source code in embedded systems and products in the context of failure analysis and assisted clients with software-related matters in trade secret and intellectual property litigation. He has knowledge and experience in kernel development, network programming and the development of industrial control software in various languages, including C, C++, Java and Python. Dr. Sinenian is involved open-source software development and is the co-author of a book on data structures and algorithms.

Dr. Sinenian also has experience in circuit design, hardware interfacing, and data acquisition. He has advised clients on best design practices and conducted analyses of circuits and systems found in consumer products and automotive environments. He has also assisted clients by conducting analyses of such electronics in support of intellectual property litigation. 

Dr. Sinenian has research experience in the area of plasma physics and its applications in propulsion and fusion. In his earlier studies, he designed and built a novel compact radio-frequency driven plasma thruster for small satellite applications. As part of this work, he built plasma diagnostics and used them to characterize the performance of the thruster with argon and nitrogen propellants. In his doctoral research, Dr. Sinenian built nuclear instrumentation and used it to study aspects of laser inertial fusion in support of the national laser fusion program. As part of this work, he led a team that built an ion accelerator laboratory and used it to develop and calibrate nuclear instruments for use on the OMEGA and the National Ignition Facility laser systems. Dr. Sinenian’s dissertation focused on using measurements of fast ions produced in inertial fusion experiments to diagnose the performance of fusion implosions.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • B.S., Physics, University of California, San Diego, 2005
  • UCSD Physics Best Project (Winter 2005): GPS-navigated Autonomous Rover

    UCSD Marshall College Provost’s Honors

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

PADI Open Water Diver

LANGUAGES

  • Armenian

Publications

Jagannathan S, Sinenian N. Algorithms and data structures in Python. ISBN: 9781502378712. 2014.

Sinenian N, Manuel M J-E, Frenje, JA, et al. An empirical target discharging model relevant to hot-electron preheat in direct-drive implosions on OMEGA. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 2013; 55(4).

Sinenian N, Zylstra AB, Manuel M, et al. A multithreaded modular software toolkit for control of complex experiments. Computing in Science and Engineering 2013; 15(1):65.

Sinenian N, Theobald W, Frenje JA, et al. Proton emission from cone-in-shell fast-ignition experiments at Omega. Physics of Plasmas 2012; 19(11):112,708.

Sinenian N, Fiksel G, Frenje JA, et al. Heavy-ion emission from short-pulse laser-plasma interactions with thin foils. Physics of Plasmas 2012; 19(9):093,118.

Sinenian N, Zylstra AB, Manuel MJ-E, et al. Total energy loss to fast ablator-ions and target capacitance of direct-drive implosions on OMEGA. Applied Physics Letters 2012; 101(11):114,102.

Sinenian N, Manuel MJ-E, Zylstra AB, et al. Upgrade of the MIT Linear Electrostatic Ion Accelerator (LEIA) for nuclear diagnostics development for Omega, Z, and the NIF. Review of Scientific Instruments 2012; 83(4):043502.

Sinenian N, Rosenberg MJ, Manuel M, et al. The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector to 1-9 MeV protons. Review of Scientific Instruments 2011; 82(10).

Presentations

Sinenian N. An empirical target discharging model for direct-drive implosions on OMEGA. 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Providence, RI, November 2, 2012.

Sinenian N. Measurements of deuteron ablator-ion energy spectra for studies of energy-loss and preheat in direct-drive implosions on OMEGA. Doctoral Seminar at the Plasma Science & Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, December 13, 2011.

Sinenian N. Measurements of the ablator-ion energy-loss channel in direct-drive implosions on OMEGA. 53rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Salt Lake City, UT, November 14, 2011.

Sinenian N. Implementation of a Thomson Parabola for improved fast-ion measurements and nuclear physics studies. Laboratory for Laser Energetics Theory Group Meeting, Rochester, NY, September 27, 2011.

Sinenian N. Observations of energetic protons in recent integrated fast-ignition experiments at the OMEGA Laser Facility. Doctoral Seminar at the Plasma Science & Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, November 11, 2010.

Sinenian N. The role of nuclear particles at OMEGA, OMEGA EP, and the NIF. Doctoral Seminar at the Plasma Science & Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, October 28, 2009.


Knowledge

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • B.S., Physics, University of California, San Diego, 2005
  • UCSD Physics Best Project (Winter 2005): GPS-navigated Autonomous Rover

    UCSD Marshall College Provost’s Honors

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

PADI Open Water Diver

LANGUAGES

  • Armenian