Co-Terminal Students Defend Their Theses

Three members of R-NEAMS have successfully defended their master’s theses and are set to graduate in May.
Manuel Franco’s thesis is titled “Modeling the Effects of Ion Strike Displacement Damage on the 3D Reciprocal Space of Silicon.” After he graduates he will be joining the Legacy Engineer Program at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Generating Station in Arizona.

Beren Evans defended his thesis titled, “Evaluation of Shielding Performance for Newly Developed Composite Materials.”

Ferheen Qureshi’s thesis is titled, “A Performance Investigation of the GE-14 Nuclear Fuel Bundle with Weighted Objective Functions.” She is planning to work as an associate fuels engineer for the cycle management department at Exelon’s corporate office in Kennett Square, PA.

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