Taylor Lane

Taylor Lane is currently a Masters Student studying Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University. He graduated with his Bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering in May 2013 from Texas A&M as well. He is currently on a summer internship at Sandia National Laboratories where he is developing a time and energy dependent flux for the dry well of the Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR). In 2011 he interned in the Remote Systems Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and helped design state-of-the-art hot cell facilities.

His current research is in the field of radiation-hydrodynamics. His thesis aims to more accurately simulate how radiation moves through a mixture of turbulent fluids. Taylor has been involved in research for almost 4 years and is passionate about getting younger students involved as well. To aid in this mission he is the Technical Coordinator of the Student Research Week (SRW) Planning Committee. SRW is the largest student-run research competition in the nation. Prior to graduating, he spent 2 years as an undergraduate researcher where he was funded through the Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) and Research Opportunities in Engineering (ROE) programs. Taylor was also selected as an Undergraduate Research Scholar at Texas A&M and published an undergraduate thesis. He has both presented and published his work internationally and won Best Paper: Undergraduate at the 2013 American Nuclear Society Student Conference.

Taylor is actively involved in the American Nuclear Society, both nationally and locally. He has served in a variety of leadership positions since he came to A&M, the last of which being the TAMU Section President. Outside of school, Taylor is avid supporter of STEM outreach and has presented to K-12 science classes around the state of Texas. When he has free time, Taylor enjoys playing golf and football.