Jihye Jeon is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, Jihye worked at the Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC) on nuclear safeguards and security policy. Jihye graduated from Seoul National University with a BS in Nuclear Engineering and a BA in English Language and Literature, and from Sejong University with an MS in Nuclear Engineering focused on radiation measurement and applications.

Research Interests


My principal research interests are in developing verification technologies for special nuclear materials. I am also interested in radiation detection application in various scenarios for nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation purposes. My current work investigates scintillation detectors coupled with photographic film as a preloadable detector. The study aims to determine whether this novel technology meets the requirements for zero-knowledge verification.




J. Jeon, C. J. Park, and G. Kim, Optimization of Gamma-ray Detectors in NeutronInduced Gamma-ray Spectroscopy for Geophysical Applications, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 2019.

J. Jeon, C. J. Park, and G. Kim, Plutonium Mass Estimation of Pyroprocessed Ingot by Neutron Multiplicity Measurement and Gamma-ray Spectroscopy, 60th Annual INMM Meeting, Palm Desert, CA, July 2019.

J. Jeon and G. Kim, Neutron Multiplicity and Gamma Ray Correlation in the U/TRU/RE Ingot Processed from Pyroprocessing, Korean Nuclear Society Spring Meeting, Jeju, Korea, May 2019.

J. Jeon, C. J. Park, and G. Kim, Neutron Multiplicity Measurement of the U/TRU/RE Ingot produced from Pyroprocessing, 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 2018.

J. Jeon, J. Park, S. Ahn, and G. Kim, The Conceptual Introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain Technology in Nuclear Material Accounting and Control at Facilities, Symposium on International Safeguards: Building Future Safeguards Capabilities, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, November 2018.

J. Jeon, C. J. Park, and G. Kim, Fissile Material Estimation of the U/TRU/RE Ingot Produced from Pyroprocessing by Neutron Multiplicity Measurement, Korean Nuclear Society Autumn Meeting, Yeosu, Korea, October 2018.

C. Kim, J. Jeon, W. S. Hong, J. Y. Yeom, and G. Kim, Application of Digitized Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) Technique on Organic Scintillation Detector, Korean Nuclear Society Autumn Meeting, Gyeongju, Korea, October 2017.

J. J. Han, J. H. Lee, Y. H. Jeong, J. Kim, S. Chang, J. Jeon, H. W. Shim, J. Davydov, and D. Dale, Strategies for building Nuclear Forensic Capability in the Republic of Korea, IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security, Vienna, Austria, December 2016.

J. Jeon, K. H. Kim, and Y. W. Lee, A Comparative Study on Safeguards Implementation under Bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreements and the IAEA Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement, Korean Nuclear Society Autumn Meeting, Gyeongju, Korea, October 2016.

D. Lim, C. Huh, J. Jeon, and S. Ahn, Discussion on Application of Safeguards to Geological Repositories(ASTOR) according to ROK Support Program, 56th Annual INMM Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, July 2015.

J. Jeon and C. Lee, Definition of Nuclear Material in Aspects of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security, Korean Nuclear Society Autumn Meeting, Pyeongchang, Korea, October 2014.

J. Jeon and C. Lee, Review on 18th Revision of Notice on Export and Import of Strategic Items, Korean Nuclear Society Spring Meeting, Jeju, Korea, May 2014.