Esteban Gonzalez is a Ph.D. candidate in the nuclear engineering department. He earned his M.S. degree in nuclear engineering with a specialization in nuclear nonproliferation from Texas A&M University in May 2023. As a M.S. student, Gonzalez worked with Dr. Sunil Chirayath to examine the proliferation resistance of reprocessed used nuclear fuel from PWRs and CANDU reactors to make sure that it does not pose a nuclear proliferation threat. Prior to joining NSSPI, Gonzalez received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. As part of the Dr. G. Robert Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program, he has had the opportunity to intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory during his graduate studies under the mentorship of James Tutt in the Intelligence and Space Research group.
- E. Gonzalez, "Closing the Fuel Cycle with a CANDU Reactor: A Feasibility Study of Recycling Used Fuel by Reprocessing and Re-Enriching to Determine the Impact on Nuclear Nonproliferation Resistance", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2023).