People

Science is people

Katy Huff

Katy Huff

Assistant Professor

Katy is the director of the Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles group at Illinois.

Mehmet Turkmen

Mehmet Turkmen

Post-doctoral Researcher

Mehmet is doing researches on numerical simulations, Monte Carlo method, optimization, advanced nuclear reactor designs, in-core fuel management and uncertainty quantification in nuclear engineering.

Sun Myung Park

Sun Myung Park

Graduate Research Assistant

Sun Myung Park is a PhD student embarking on his nuclear engineering journey.

Gwendolyn Chee

Gwendolyn Chee

Graduate Research Assistant

Gwendolyn Chee is a Masters Student interested in fuel cycle simulations.

Anshuman Chaube

Anshuman Chaube

Graduate Researcher

Ansh is a graduate student interested in mutiphysics simulations of advanced fission reactors.

Roberto Fairhurst Agosta

Roberto Fairhurst Agosta

Graduate Research Assistant

Roberto is a Masters Student interested in mutiphysics simulations of advanced fission reactors.

Zoe Richter

Zoe Richter

Graduate Research Assistant

Zoe is an NRC fellow with an interest in advanced reactors, fuel cycles, and nonproliferation.

Sam Dotson

Sam Dotson

Graduate Research Assistant

Sam is currently working on machine learning applications for isotope identification and is interested in everything.

Oleksandr Yardas

Oleksandr Yardas

Graduate Research Assistant

Olek is a graduate student interested in passive safety and operations, microreactors, and decentralized power generation. He is still trying to figure out how to integrate these interests into a viable career.

Amanda Bachmann

Amanda Bachmann

Graduate Research Assistant

Amanda is a PhD student interested in the nuclear fuel cycle and the best ways to implement nonproliferation safeguards.

Luke Seifert

Luke Seifert

Graduate Research Assistant

Luke is a PhD student interested in advanced reactor modeling and simulation, particularly Molten Salt Reactors.

Kip Kleimenhagen

Kip Kleimenhagen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kip is an undergraduate student in the NPRE department at UIUC currently working on the Cyclus fuel cycle simulation tool to better characterize the depletion of fuel in MSRs.

Gavin Davis

Gavin Davis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Gavin is an undergraduate student in the NPRE department at UIUC interested in microreactors and other advanced reactor designs.

David Atwater

David Atwater

Undergraduate Research Assistant

David Atwater is a Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate interested in working on computational nuclear engineering.

Nathan Ryan

Nathan Ryan

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nathan is an undergraduate student in the Physics department at UIUC interested in the simulation of new regimes in nuclear reactors.

Amber Hunter

Amber Hunter

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Amber is an Undergraduate in NPRE interested in microreactors and other advanced reactor designs.

Nataly Panczyk

Nataly Panczyk

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nataly is an undergraduate in NPRE at UIUC. Her interests in nuclear power stem largely from her concern for the environment and her love of physics, math, and computer science.

Anna Balla

Anna Balla

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Anna is an NPRE undergraduate working on advanced reactor deployment efforts and video production for graduate reactor theory curriculum.

You

You

Group Member

Ideal ARFC group members seek to advance nuclear energy challenges through advanced computing, physics-informed modeling, and sophisticated simulation