Joseph Orellana

Joseph Orellana is currently finishing up his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University and is expected to graduate at the end of 2019 with a focus on fracture mechanics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics within nuclear reactors. He also obtained his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2016. While as a student, Joseph has also worked with GE-Hitachi in Wilmington, NC across various nuclear and mechanical engineering roles and he will continue with GE-Hitachi after graduation. Some of the projects Joseph has worked on while at GE-Hitachi have related to Accident-Tolerant Fuel development, predictive analytics, fracture mechanics evaluations, and being a field engineer during a nuclear power plant outage

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Joseph is an active member with the American Nuclear Society (ANS) by serving as the 2019 Local Section Chair and Registration Chair for the Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference in 2018. In addition, he has volunteered extensively for STEM outreach programs put on by both ANS and North American Young Generation of Nuclear (NAYGN). Outside of these organizations, Joseph enjoys gaming, writing automation scripts, podcasts, and biking

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