Congratulations to NC State’s nuclear engineering doctoral students Matt Zimmer and Ishita Trivedi. They placed 1st and 2nd respectively at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) inaugural competition – Pitch your PhD. Students were asked to give a three-minute presentation, captivating an audience of their peers who voted for the best pitches.
Zimmer’s work is on “Fundamental Vertical Two-Phase Flow Regime Transition Study using Interface Resolved Simulations”. His faculty adviser is Dr. Igor Bolotnov.
Trivedi’s work is on the “Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation Methodology for Safety Analysis of Lead-cooled Fast Reactors”. Her faculty adviser is Dr. Jason Hou.
The competition was co-sponsored by the Young Member Group (YMG) and Education, Training and Workforce Division (ETWDD) at the June annual meeting.