Austin Lo

Alumnus, PhD 2020

Now at: Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Fission Plasmas and Their Novel Application to Power Producing Nuclear Reactors in Space


Austin was a PhD candidate at University of California, Berkeley in nuclear engineering and expects to graduate in mid 2020. His main pursuit is in novel approaches to fission reactor generated plasmas for applications to space nuclear power systems. This is supplemented by a career research focus in nuclear phenomena in warm dense matter (WDM), a field that not only suits his interests, but also aligns with other government initiatives, such as stockpile stewardship.