W M S Y M P O S I A 2 0 1 7 • P H O E N I X C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R • M A R C H 5 - 9 • W W W . W M S Y M . O R G 3 2017 Roy G. Post Student Scholarship Recipients Young A Suh — KOREA Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Young A Suh is a PhD candidate in nuclear engineering at the KAIST. Since the spring of 2015, when an INMM student chapter was established at KAIST, she has held the position of chapter president. Her PhD dissertation focuses on the detection and prevention of insider threats at nuclear facilities and on human errors related to nuclear security and safety. In collaboration with Khalifa University, Young A Suh investigated how multicultural issues can affect nuclear security risks. She also participated in a project on nuclear decommissioning policy with Leeds University in the UK. Elaina Anderson University of Michigan Elaina Anderson’s dissertation research at the University of Michigan focuses on the microstructural evolution of irradiated steels. Elaina served as the inaugural intern for the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board during the summer of 2014. She focused on the connection between technology and policy in the federal landscape applied to disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. She also created infographics for Board reports. She has internship experience at Kurion and Pacific Northwest National Lab. On graduation, Elaina intends to effectively and meaningfully translate nuclear waste challenges to any audience. Colleen Brent The Graduate Center of The City University of New York Colleen Brent is a third year graduate student at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She studies under Dr. Lynn Francesconi and Dr. Benjamin Burton-Pye. Her specialties include nanotechnology, materials science, and radiochemistry. Her particular focus includes investigating the capture of the radioactive isotope technetium-99 from aqueous solutions using nanomaterials. She is proud to be a member of the NSF’s IGERT program where she has been given the opportunity to incorporate radioactivity into her work. She recently had an internship at Argonne National Laboratory in the Environmental Science Division where she carried out the work that she is presenting at WMS. In her free time she enjoys the aerial arts, hula hooping, going on adventures and traveling with her fiance Chad. James Goode — UNITED KINGDOM University of Leeds After spending almost a decade working at McDonald’s, James Goode returned to university and undertook a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his study, he also undertook a year’s placement with GlaxoSmithKline. Following that, he started a PhD program related to the drying of SNF which will hopefully lay the foundations for a future career in the nuclear industry. In his spare time, he is a keen scuba diver being involved in technical diving and working as a volunteer instructor. Tatiana Grebennikova — UNITED KINGDOM University of Manchester Tatiana Grebennikova is a third year Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at The University of Manchester, UK. She has previously received a MSc in Chemical Engineering at the St. Petersburg State Technological Institute, Russia. Her Ph.D. project is on the development of molten salt technologies for the decontamination of nuclear graphite, an important issue facing the world as the disposal and clean-up of 300’000 tons of nuclear waste accumulated through reactor operation and during interim storage in fuel storage ponds. The research capability she has developed can be applied to emerging research areas like graphite behaviour in molten salt reactors. She also plays an important role in engagement with the general science and engineering community as a teaching assistant supporting the undergraduate laboratory taught programme in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. Graduate Level - $5,000