Ryan Kelly, a Ph.D. candidate from Baltimore was recently awarded the Everitt P. Blizard Scholarship, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
Kelly is currently pursuing a Ph.D. after completing his bachelor's degree in 2011 and his master's degree in 2013, all in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M. He said he plans to graduate in the summer of 2015.
Kelly is a Rickover Fellow and has previously worked at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab as part of this fellowship. In addition, he has also completed two internships at Oak Ridge National Lab, an internship at Scientific Applications International Corporation, an undergraduate summer research program and an undergraduate thesis. The undergraduate research was focused on analysis of high-temperature reactor designs, including both pebble bed and prismatic block designs, and code verification using SCALE, MCNP and VESTA. His master’s work focused on uncertainty quantification of concrete utilized in dry-cask storage analyzing how variations in standard concrete mixes influence shielding considerations.
The Everitt P. Blizard Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a course of study relating to a degree in nuclear science or nuclear engineering at a U.S. institution. The student must be enrolled in graduate-level studies in the field of radiation protection and shielding, and must be sponsored by an ANS local section, division, student branch, committee member or organization member.