Alfredo Cortez earned his M.S. degree in nuclear engineering with a specialization in nuclear nonproliferation from Texas A&M University in May od 2023. He worked with Dr. Chirayath to examine the criticality and radiation safety of one of the micro-reactor designs, the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) of prismatic type, by creating open-source computational models of its reactor core and storage cask. Prior to joining NSSPI, Cortez received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is currently interning at Los Alamos National Laboratory and plans to continue his education as a Ph.D. candidate in the nuclear engineering department.
- A. Cortez, "Development of a Micro-Nuclear Reactor Design to Perform Criticality and Radiation Safety Analyses of its Used Fuel in Storage", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2023).