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Nestor Sepulveda, MIT

Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, NSE doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change

Pablo Rodriguez-Fernandez, MIT

Heating by Cooling

Pablo Rodriguez-Fernandez PhD’19 resolves a fusion paradox to receive the 2019 Del Favero Thesis Prize

Areg Danagoulian, MIT

Areg Danagoulian: Leveraging nuclear physics to reduce nuclear threats

Danagoulian has committed himself to these challenges, generating new technologies that reduce nuclear security threats in the near term and that offer game-changing options in the arena of nuclear nonproliferation and treaty verification.

Myles Stapelberg, MIT

Myles Stapelberg: From videogames to startups

Myles Stapelberg ’21, a junior double majoring in nuclear science and engineering and materials science and engineering, wants to help make sure that the best materials for building fusion tokamaks for the purpose of power generation.

Brandon Sorbom, MIT

Innovative academic-entrepreneurial path towards fusion energy

NSE alum, Brandon Sorbom and Commonwealth Fusion Systems break new ground in energy technology and business models in pursuit of climate-friendly power generation

Kiran O. Dolan, MIT

A vision of nuclear energy buoyed by molten salt

NSE graduate student Kieran Dolan tackles a critical technical challenge to fluoride-salt-cooled high-temperature nuclear reactors.

Agata Wisniowska, MIT

A “second home”

On the cusp of graduation, NSE alumna and health sciences and technology doctoral candidate, Agata Wiśniowska sustains her decade-plus connection to the MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab

Mareena Robinson Snowden, MIT

Plotting new paths to a nuclear “yes”

NSE alumna Mareena Robinson Snowden devises new solutions for problems of arms control and proliferation

Miriam Kreler, MIT

Fine-tuning multiphysics problems

NSE graduate student Miriam Kreher codes to create better models for complex interactions within nuclear reactors

Raspberry Simpson , MIT

From summer research program to PhD dissertation

NSE graduate student Raspberry Simpson’s scientific fourney approaches fruition

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