PhD candidate in Department of Physics and Astronomy
Concentration: Nuclear fuel materials physics
Dissertation Project: "Fabrication, Testing and Characterization of Novel Nuclear Fuel Composites"
I am a senior member of the Extreme Environment Materials Laboratory led by Dr. Elizabeth S. Sooby.In collaboration with the Fuels Research Laboratory in MST-8 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, my research concentration involves understanding the physical and thermodynamic response of advanced actinide bearing fuel candidates in off-normal nuclear power reactor conditions. I specialize in fabrication of the fuel, testing in oxidizing high temperature atmospheres, and multiple characterization techniques within controlled atmosphere gloveboxes.