Congratulations to Ishita Trivedi, the 2020 NC State University College of Engineering Doctoral Scholar of the Year. This award recognizes a student’s overall achievements in research, teaching, outreach, citizenship, leadership, and recruiting.
Trivedi’s dissertation is entitled “Uncertainty Quantification & Propagation Methods for Safety Analysis of Lead-Cooled Fast Reactors”. Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Jason Hou –
“It has been a pleasure to know and supervise a brilliant and dedicated student like Ishita. This is a well-deserved award which reflects Ishita’s accomplishments. I have the highest confidence that she will represent NC State and the Nuclear Engineering Department with distinction in her future career”.
Ishita received her Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from NC State University and her Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She has always been interested in advanced nuclear technology and believes that the key to progress is innovation. She states –
“Access to electricity has become a fundamental pillar of a country’s development. Advanced nuclear technology promises a deployable source of clean and reliable energy, redefining growth for even the most remote parts of the world. As a global citizen, an opportunity to be able to contribute towards this revolutionary change is what drives my interest”.
An active member of the nuclear community, Ishita serves as General Chair for the 2020-21 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference. Each year an ANS Student Chapter bids on hosting this 400-450 attendee conference. She has also contributed to the NC State’s Nuclear Engineering Virtual Summer Series – organizing and presenting on advanced reactor technologies.