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Three from Course 22 named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

NSE graduate students Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie and recent alum Robert Petroski PhD’11, have been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the energy sector for 2013.

Leslie Dewan and fellow graduate student Mark Massie were cited for their work on a new kind of molten salt reactor optimized to run on spent fuel discharged from conventional light water power reactors.

Dewan’s doctoral research, with advisor Professor Linn Hobbs, is focused on computational modeling of nuclear materials. She obtained S.B. degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering from MIT in 2007, and currently holds a DOE graduate fellowship in computational science.   
Massie’s Ph.D. research, with NSE Professor Benoit Forget, specializes in nuclear reactor core design. He has an S.M. in nuclear science and engineering from MIT, and an S.B. in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee. Massie holds a DOE Graduate Fellowship awarded through the Nuclear Engineering University Program. 

Robert Petroski was cited for his design work on the travelling wave reactor, a new kind of reactor under development by the start-up TerraPower. Petroski received his PhD in nuclear science and engineering in 2011. His dissertation research, with NSE Professor Benoit Forget, was a study of breed-and-burn reactors and limited-separation fuel cycles. He is currently an engineer at TerraPower.

Forbes 30 under 30 rising stars in the energy sector

Mark Massie and Leslie Dewan

NSE graduate students Mark Massie and Leslie Dewan named to Forbes 30 under 30

NSE graduate students Mark Massie and Leslie Dewan founded TransAtomic in 2010 and are developing a new type of nuclear reactor, the Waste-Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor, that can help solve the nuclear waste problem. The WAMSR consumes nuclear waste as it turns it into electricity, reducing the mass of the high-level actinide waste by up to 98%... more

Robert Petroski

NSE alum Robert Petroski named to Forbes 30 under 30

Robert Petroski, PhD ’11 is working to develop the Traveling Wave Reactor which would generate more power with less waste ... more

Cameron McCord

NSE major Cameron McCord named to Business Insider list of the “14 most impressive students at MIT”

NSE Senior Cameron McCord leads through example as an ROTC commander and a nuclear engineer. ... more

Ekaterina Paramonova

NSE major Ekaterina Paramonova named to Business Insider list of the “14 most impressive students at MIT”

NSE Senior Ekaterina "Katia" Paramonova is a Russian-American nuclear engineer who is determined to help "thaw" relations between Russia and the U.S. ... more

Ethan Peterson

NSE major Ethan Peterson named to Business Insider list of the “14 most impressive students at MIT”

NSE Senior Ethan Peterson is the first MIT football player to be named National Scholar-Athlete. ... more

 

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