Amanda Bachmann

Amanda is a second year PhD student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the nuclear fuel cycle and the transition to advanced reactors, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program. She holds a BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she researched nonproliferation measurement techniques for various points in the nuclear fuel cycle. She has previously interned with Duke Energy in North Carolina and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, currently serving as the Student Director, and U.S. Women in Nuclear, serving on the Communications Committee. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading about science history, knitting, and playing with her pet rabbit.