Skills and Experience

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Education

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Madison, WI

M.S. Nuclear Engineering/Engineering Physics, 2013. GPA 3.531

B.S. Nuclear Engineering, 2012

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General Education

President of UWMC Engineering Club

E.O. and LaVerne Johnson Scholarship

Petersdorf Scholarship

Insulation Optimization: Designed software to optimize attic insulation to maximize energy and monetary savings. Presented project to 2010 Better Buildings- Better Business conference, 2010 MAA Spring Conference, and Posters in the Rotunda at the state capitol.


Work Experience

 Battelle Energy Alliance/Idaho National Laboratory

Battelle Energy Alliance/Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho Falls, ID. September 2014 - Present


Reactor Engineer. The ATR Reactor Engineer is charge with fuel management and optimization, reactor core modeling (HELIOS and MCNP), and physics analysis to ensure the safe operation of the reactor while meeting the irradiation needs of the customer. Additionally, reactor engineers write test plans for flux profile and reactivity experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor-Critical. Utilizes of INL's HPC, "Falcon", the 97th fastest supercomputer in the world (as of December of 2014) with 16,416 Haswell processors which deliver in excess of 500 teraflops.

Advanced Test Reactor Experiment Engineer. Contributes to development and achievement of new project/program initiatives by as a lead engineer for ATR experiment design, fabrication, modification, and installation in the ATR. Prepares design plans, field check designs, support fabrication, procurement, construction, testing, readiness evaluation, and quality assurance related to ATR experiments.


Rothschild, WI. April 2014 - August 2014

Planted, grew, and harvested different varieties of lilies and snapdragons in the company's greenhouse. Assisted in quality control of shipped products and assisted in the garden center at one of the company's retail locations.


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Madison, WI. September 2012 - December 2013

Nuclear Engineering Materials Graduate Research Assistant. Conducted materials characterization and radiation-induced swelling measurements of advanced uranium fuels. Operated the UW Ion Accelerator.

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Lemont, IL. May 2012 - September 2012

Research Aide in the nuclear engineering division. STAR-CCM+ computational fluid dynamic modeling of advanced fast reactor fuel pin design for concept verification.

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Madison, WI January 2011 - May 2012

Undergraduate Research Assistant. Primarily involved sample preparation and data collection. Prepared steel and ceramic samples, and collected data using a scanning electron microscope. Webmaster for a plasma physics research group and a nuclear materials research group.

Attended Center for Material Science of Nuclear Fuels Summer School with Idaho National Lab Scholarship 

Treasurer of American Nuclear Society, UW-Student Section (2011-2012)

Attended 2011 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Presented at the 2012 ANS Student Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

Presented at the 2013 ANS Student Conference in Boston, Massachusetts

Operating experience with the 1 MW TRIGA research reactor.

 

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Wausau, WI. May 2009 - August 2010

Software testing, desktop publishing, and data entry. 


Publications

"Evaluation of Erosion of the Dummy 'EE' Plate 19 in YA Type ATR Fuel Element During Reactor PALM Cycles," INL/EXT-16-38324, Idaho National Laboratory, August 2016.

"Development of Advanced Ultra-high Burnup SFR Metallic Fuel Concept Vented Fuel Pin and Benchmarking Design," Argonne National Laboratory Internal Report, August 17, 2012.

"Optimal Conditions for High Current Proton Irradiations at the University of Wisconsins Ion Beam Laboratory," 23rd International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, August 10, 2012.

"Summary of Experimental Studies on Radiation Induced Segregation in Ferritic/Martensitic Steel at UW-Madison," NEUP Consortium on Cladding and Structural Materials, June 23-24, 2011.