Travis Dietz

Travis is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park studying Materials Science and Engineering while supported by an NRC fellowship, with the expectation to graduate in 2018. His current research focus, which is funded through a NEUP grant, is on the extraction of uranium from seawater through the use of radiation grafted fabrics. He has also performed research on alpha-particle radiation chemistry in aqueous systems.

Travis holds a senior reactor operator license at the Maryland University Training Reactor where he trains undergraduates on reactor operations and provides tours of the facility for a wide variety of groups. He is also an active member of the American Nuclear Society, serving as the membership chair of his local DC section and as the co-chair of the student program for both the 2015 and 2017 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo in Washington, D.C.

Travis previously obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and has remained active with his local alumni chapter by serving as their communications chair. He is an avid squash player and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, currently serving as the faculty advisor for the University of Maryland chapter.