Jeffery Chancellor, Ph.D. J. Chancellor

Assistant Professor of Physics

Ph.D., 2018 - Texas A&M
Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
437 Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr. (office)
157 Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr. (lab)
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
225-578-6053 Office
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Applications of how heavy ion radiation interacts with soft and condensed matter for ground-based analogs, manned spaceflight vehicle structure, shielding, and clinical healthcare. Utilization of high-performance, multi-core computers and sophisticated numerical techniques for studying complex dynamics that are otherwise difficult to mimic in a laboratory setting. Monte Carlo modeling of heavy charged nuclei and materials and the angular discrepancy in off-axis fragments produced by inelastic nuclear interactions in particle transport code

  • Heavy ion interactions with soft and condensed matter
  • Radiation transport modeling (PHITS,FLUKA)
  • Spacecraft shielding development
  • Simulation of radiation environments in space
  • Nuclear fission products
  • Radiobiology
  • Space radiation dosimetry



  • Blue RS, Chancellor JC, Suresh R, Carnell LS, Reyes DP, Nowadly CD, Antonsen EL. Challenges in Clinical Management of Radiation-Induced Illnesses During Exploration Spaceflight. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2019 Nov 1;90(11):966-977. 
  • Blue RS, Chancellor JC, Antonsen EL, Bayuse TM, Daniels, VR, Wotring, VE, Limitations in Predicting Radiation-Induced Pharmaceutical Instability during Long-Duration Spaceflight. Nature Microgravity, Jun;5(1) (2019)
  • Chancellor JC, Guetersloh SB,Cengel KA, Ford J, Katzgraber HG, Targeted nuclear spallation from moderator block design for a ground-based space radiation analog Nature Microgravity, submitted(arXiv:1706.02727v2) (2019)
  • Blue RS, Chancellor JC, Suresh R, Carnell L, Reyes D, Nowadly C, Antonsen EL, Challenges in managing acute space radiation-induced illnesses in exploration spaceflight Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance, submitted (2019)
  • Chancellor JC, Blue RS, Cengel KA, Aunon SM, Rubins KH, Katzgraber HG, Kennedy AR. Limitations in predicting the space radiation health risk for exploration astronauts. Nature Microgravity, Apr;1(4) (2018)
  • Chancellor JC, Aunon SM, Charles J. Medical Implications of Space Radiation Exposure due to low altitude polar orbits. Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance, Jan 1; 89(1):3-8 (2018)
  • Chancellor JC, Scott GB, Sutton JP, Space Radiation: The Number One Risk to Astronaut Health beyond Low Earth Orbit. Life 4, 491 (2014), ISSN 2075-1729.
  • Reyes DP, McClure SS, Chancellor JC, Blue RS, Castleberry TL, Vanderploeg JM. Implanted medical devices in the radiation environment of commercial spaceflight. Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance, 85(11): 1106-13 (2014)
  • Pinsky L, Chancellor JC, Status of the development of a new active personal dosimeter for use in space radiation environments. Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference Big Sky, MT, March 3–10. (2008)
  • Pinsky L, Chancellor JC, Minthaka D Evolving the Medipix2 Technology For Use As An Active Space Radiation Dosimeter. IEEEAC. (2008)
  • Pinsky L, Chancellor JC, Development of a New Active Personal Dosimeter for Use in Space Radiation Environments. IEEEAC. (2007)
  • Book Chapters Chancellor JC, Watkins S. (2014) “Ionizing Radiation and Space Weather,” In Mayo Clinic: Medicine in Challenging Environments for Apple iOS (Version 7.1) Stepanek J, Johnson R, Cocco D eds. Retrieved from


  • Space Radiation Environment Emulator U.S. Provisional Patent (2017)
  • Radiation Detecting Wearable Devices U.S. Patent 9,759,672 B2 (2017) Jointly owned with James Ziegler, Ph.D. and Wayne Newhauser, Ph.D.
  • Radiation Microdosimeters Correlated with Biological Cells and Cell Components U.S. Patent 8,858,888 B2 (2014)

  • Jointly owned with James Ziegler, Ph.D. and Wayne Newhauser, Ph.D.