B U I L D I N G G L O B A L T R U S T I N D E C O M M I S S I O N I N G & R A D I O A C T I V E W A S T E M A N A G E M E N T 4 2017 Roy G. Post Student Scholarship Recipients Megan Hoover Clemson University Megan Hoover is a 2nd year graduate student at Clemson University in the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences department. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Science in Physics with a focus on Theoretical Condensed Matter. Her current research focuses on the alteration behavior of uranium dioxide using computational modeling to aid in understanding the long-term effects of spent nuclear fuel. Megan enjoys to go hiking and explore the small towns of North and South Carolina with her husband and take care of her two dogs and three hens. Shashank Shekhar Kumar — INDIA Amity University Shashank Shekhar Kumar is currently a student at Amity University doing his masters in Nuclear Science and Technology. This is his final year with current CGPA of 9.25. Shashank has been selected by Prof. Jerzy Szpunar at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada to do his masters project which he will be submitting as his master’s dissertation. He also worked as an intern for his summer project at ARIES in India which also holds the largest telescope in Asia. Mr. Kumar filed for a patent as “Effective Utilization of Sea Water by Employing Different Modes of Renewable Energy Power Generation Methods in the Process Of Desalinization”. Mr. Kumar has great interest to work on nuclear field especially in handling the nuclear waste and promoting nuclear energy, so that the current world and the future generation sees a more better world. He would love to work with organization or companies working in this direction. Haneol Lee — KOREA Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Haneol Lee received a bachelor’s degree in February 2013 in nuclear and quantum engineering from KAIST. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the same institution. He has studied radiation conversion into electricity, atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides, and spent fuel safeguards by detecting partial defects. Ryan Morco — CANADA University of Western Ontario Ryan Morco is a PhD candidate in Physical Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario. Ryan’s research is to assess the influence of gamma-radiation on used fuel container’s material particularly that of copper corrosion under the different deep geologic repository (DGR) conditions. He is developing a chemical kinetics model on the radiolysis of humid air, pure water and saline groundwater which are conditions anticipated in a nuclear waste DGR environments. These models predict radiolytic oxidants and their concentrations which are then tested for corrosivity and compared with a radiation exposure experiments. Ryan earned his B.S. Chemistry from Cagayan State University and MSc. in Physical Chemistry from UWO where he studied the structure-property relationship of some phosphonium-based ionic liquids (IL) and the effects of gamma-radiation on IL/gas and IL/solid interaction. Prior to his postgraduate, he was a researcher at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute working on nuclear analytical techniques applications. Graduate Level - $5,000