ESP Biography

PATRICK WHITE, Addressing the political problems of nuclear power

Major: Nuclear Science and Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Patrick is a fourth-year PhD student in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department at MIT. Patrick’s research focuses on the licensing and safety of advanced nuclear power plants. He was an author of the 2017 MIT study on the "Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon Constrained World". His current doctoral work is on licensing tools and regulatory pathways for commercial fusion power plants.

Before coming to MIT in 2015, Patrick received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and spent 3 years working in the commercial nuclear industry.

Outside of his research, Patrick loves to cook (and eat) and is always looking for new ingredients to cook with or new techniques to try.

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