Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison grew up in New Mexico and was heavily influenced by the Sandia and Los Alamos Laboratories’ STEM outreach program to become an engineer. He obtained his B.S. degrees in computer science and aerospace engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. While considering career option upon graduation from he realized that nuclear power must play a key role in both the fight against global warming and is a key piece of technology for humanity to reach beyond Earth’s orbit and into the Solar System. Chris chose to pursue his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and is now in the 4th year of his graduate studies. His dissertation research involves studying composite nuclear fuels which can be engineered at the micrometer scale to have better safety properties - specifically analyzing the ability to enhance prompt Doppler feedback (See http://bit.ly/1s0alhL). Chris is a Nuclear Engineering University Program (NEUP) fellow. He is engaged and to be married in September of 2017 to his princess Jacqueline Brunelli, an electrical engineer. Chris is also a software entrepreneur and hopes to take his passion for entrepreneurship into the nuclear field in the future.