Thomas M. Jordan

Thomas M. Jordan


Mr. Jordan, a mathematical physicist, is EMPC’s founder and president. His expertise focuses on applied radiation transport modeling for the design and manufacture of space systems and components, as well as certain medical technology applications.


Mr. Jordan created, and continues to develop, the NOVICE Software Suite.


Mr. Jordan helped pioneer, and is today the leading authority in, three dimensional geometry modeling of space systems and components. Mr. Jordan’s development and application of radiation transport methods has emphasized this three-dimensional geometry modeling, as well as neutral and charged particle transport, approximate point kernel methodology, and both forward and ADJOINT Monte Carlo methods.


With NOVICE, Mr. Jordan performs analysis for satellite hardening, nuclear power facility design, manned space activities, and laboratory experiments.


In addition to NOVICE, Mr. Jordan also created the FASTER (forward Monte Carlo for point-detector neutron and gamma-ray analysis on nuclear rocket space systems) and BETA (forward Monte Carlo for bremsstrahlung and electron transport with charge trapping field effect) codes.


Mr. Jordan also created the PC versions of software previously limited to mainframe usage, including MCNP4, ITS3, CEPXS/ONELD, MORSE-CGA, TORT/DORT, ONEDANT/TWODANT, SAND, CHARGE, and SHIELDOSE.


Prior to founding EMPC, Mr. Jordan held positions at Martin Company Nuclear Division, Douglas Aircraft, and Westinghouse AstroNuclear Company.  He was a founding principal of ART Research Corporation.


Mr. Jordan has taught short courses on radiation effects issue resolution.




Mr. Jordan has authored or co-authored more than one hundred published papers.  Selected papers include:


Anthology of the Development of Radiation Transport Tools as Applied to Single Event Effects

IEEE Transactions On Nuclear Science, Vol. 60, Issue 3

pp. 1876-1911 June 2013

DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2262101


The Accuracy of NOVICE Electron Shielding Calculations

IEEE publication 91TH0400-2, Vol. 15 pp. 320-324.



NOVICE: A Radiation Transport/Shielding Code

International Topical Meeting – Advances In Mathematics, Computations, and Reactor Physics, 30.4 8-1 May 1991


Review of Deposited Dose Calculation Methods Using Ray Tracing Approximations

IEEE Transactions On Nuclear Science, Vol. 55, Issue 6, Part 1, pp. 3106-3113 2008

DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2008.2007298


Transient Radiation Effects In Ultra-Low Noise HgCdTe IR Detector Arrays for Space-Based Astronomy

IEEE Transactions On Nuclear Science, Vol. 52, Issue 6, Part 1, pp. 2657-2663 2005

DOI 10.1109/TNS.2005.860732


NIEL for Heavy Ions: An Analytical Approach

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, Vol. 50, Issue 6, Part 1, pp. 1919-1923 2003

DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2003.820762


Characteristics of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Radiation Environment Inferred From Charge-Collection Modeling of Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer Dark Frames

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, Vol. 49, Issue 6, Part 1, pp. 2765-2770 2002

DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2002.805384


Numerical Simulation of DMSP Dosimeter Response


1993 NATO publication.


See Mr. Jordan’s LinkedIn profile for a list of additional published papers.