Andrew O'Connor

Andrew O’Conor is a PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida (UF). His research interests bridge the nuclear, materials, and space realms; presently, his research projects include radioisotope power sources and lightweight, multifunctional neutron radiation shielding materials for space applications. Beginning fall 2019, he will be a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Engineering Graduate Student Council at UF. Previously, he earned a Bachelors of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University in 2017. Andrew’s hobbies include reading, exercising, and competitive trivia