In the field of nuclear engineering, Erik most interested is reactor and nuclear systems design. As the demand grows for a reliable, clean, and economically sound energy source that can safely meet the increasing global energy requirements, so does the importance of research in reactor and nuclear systems design. Through research in this area, Erik desires to contribute to the nuclear renaissance in the United States. He has had experience in this field through a summer internship at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, where worked in the Advanced Reactor Program and contributed to the design of the nuclear reactors to be installed on the Virginia class of submarines. In addition to reactor and nuclear systems design, he is also interested in contributing to research in the field of radiation detection and measurement. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, he worked under the direction of Professor David Wehe, assisting in researching the application of rotating modulation collimators (RMCs) to the orphan source search problem using simulation codes.
Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences - University of Michigan
Awards and Recognitions
- NRC Scholarship Recipient
- Dean's List and University Honors - University of Michigan - 2009-2012