Christopher Copeland

Member of the 2011 Delegation

Chris received his B.S. in Physics from Morehouse College in the Spring of 2009. He is currently a dual-masters degree candidate in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department (NSE) and Technology and Policy Program as well as a Ph.D. pre-candidate in NSE at MIT. His research concentration is the application of antineutrino detection for nuclear nonproliferation and security verification applications.

Throughout his academic career, he has held internships at the University of Michigan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory engaging in various disciplines of nuclear engineering from plasma physics to nuclear medicine. In addition, he has held internships abroad with the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France and the Tokyo Electric Power Company in Tokyo, Japan, affording him the opportunity to work with scientists and policymakers alike on issues of concern such as the technological capabilities of geological disposition of nuclear waste and the assessments of regional nuclear energy, respectively. In his spare time, Chris enjoys mentoring, teaching, traveling, and hiking.