Alumni

Previous members of the ARFC research group, and where they are now.

Alex Lindsay

Alex Lindsay

Postdoctoral Researcher

Alex was a postdoctoral researcher with ARFC. He is dedicated to a reasonable marriage between openness and nuclear energy research. He is now a staff scientist at INL.

Andrei Rykhlevskii

Andrei Rykhlevskii

Graduate Research Assistant

Andrei was a Research Assistant with ARFC focusing on fuel depletion calculations for Molten Salt Reactors. He received M.Sc. in 2018 and Ph.D in 2020. He is now a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.

Gavin Ridley

Gavin Ridley

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Gavin Ridley was an undergraduate researcher with ARFC. He is an undergraduate at UTK looking to help molten salt reactors come to fruition through HPC.

Snehal Chandan

Snehal Chandan

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Snehal Chandan was an undergraduate researcher with ARFC while she was an undergraduate student studying Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay.

Aditya Bhosale

Aditya Bhosale

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Aditya Bhosale was an undergraduate researcher with ARFC while he was an undergraduate studying Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay, interested in HPC.

Katie Mummah

Katie Mummah

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Katie was an undergraduate researcher with ARFC. She is now pursuing her PhD at the University of Wisconsin Madson

Eric Riewski

Eric Riewski

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Eric Riewski was an undergraduate researcher with ARFC. He later attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin - Madiscon.

Yukun Tan

Yukun Tan

NCSA SPIN intern

Yukun Tan was an undergraduate researcher with ARFC while she pursued her undergraduate degree in CS at the University of Illinois.

Gyutae Park

Gyutae Park

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Gyutae Park was an Undergraduate Student at UIUC interested in fuel cycle simulations.

Daniel Chiu

Daniel Chiu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Daniel Chiu was an Undergraduate Student in UIUC, interested in fuel cycle simulations.

Adam Pichman

Adam Pichman

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Adam received his undergraduate degree in 2019 and accepted a job at Epic Systems in Madison, WI

Brad Ellis

Brad Ellis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Brad was an undergraduate researcher interested in fuel cycle analysis and repository simulation.

Akanksha Panda

Akanksha Panda

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Akanksha was an undergraduate reseearcher in ARFC interested in nuclear physics computation, nuclear fuel cycles, and cybersecurity.

Jin Whan Bae

Jin Whan Bae

Graduate Research Assistant

Jin Whan Bae received his MS in 2018 and is now a staff member at ORNL

Tyler Kennelly

Tyler Kennelly

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Tyler was an undergraduate research interested in nuclear reactor physics computation. He is now pursuing a graduate degree.

Matthew Koziol

Matthew Koziol

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Matthew was an undergraduate research with ARFC, interested in nuclear physics computation and data science.

Julia Roessler

Julia Roessler

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Julia is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois who is eager to gain technical experience in the nuclear engineering field.

Huan Yan

Huan Yan

Research Assistant

Huan Yan is a PhD candidate working on advanced characterization of irradiated structural materials.

Mitchell Whalen

Mitchell Whalen

Technical Editor

Mitchell is a nuclear engineering undergraduate interested in spent fuel management.

Sonata Valaitis

Sonata Valaitis

Graduate Research Assistant

Sonata is a graduate student interested in fuel cycle simulations and fusion edge plasmas.

Anthony Ruzzo

Anthony Ruzzo

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Anthony is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois interested in computational nuclear physics.

Maanu Grover

Maanu Grover

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Maanu is a computer science undergraduate student interested in computer systems and scientific computing.

Eleonora Skrzypek

Eleonora Skrzypek

Visiting Scholar

Eleonora was a graduate student from Warsaw University of Technology from Poland who visited us for one semester before returning.

Mark Kamuda

Mark Kamuda

Graduate Research Assistant

Mark Kamuda was the first PhD student to graduate from the ARFC group. Upon graduation, he joined Applied Research Analytics in North Carolina as a Data Scientist.

Greg Westphal

Greg Westphal

Graduate Researcher

Greg received his MS degree in 2019 and joined the ORNL Safeguards and Security Technology group upon graduation.

Nathan Bartholomew

Nathan Bartholomew

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nathan is an undergraduate student in nuclear engineering at UIUC.

Matt Kozak

Matt Kozak

Technical Editor

Matt worked as an undergraduate researcher with ARFC and joined Exelon upon graduation.

Kip Kleimenhagen

Kip Kleimenhagen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kip was an undergraduate student in the NPRE department at UIUC, he's currently pursuing his master’s degree in nuclear engineering.

Gavin Davis

Gavin Davis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Gavin was 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 was a Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate interested in working on computational nuclear engineering.

Amber Hunter

Amber Hunter

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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

Anna Balla

Anna Balla

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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

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.