Katia Paramonova

Ekaterina (Katia) Paramonova is a Masters graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE). She completed her Bachelors at MIT with a major in NSE and a minor in Public Policy. Katia is working on experimental materials research on mitigating the deposition of CRUD with Professor Michael Short. She plans on going to France for her PhD in nuclear engineering to get a third view on the industry in addition to her US and Russian perspectives. After completing her studies, Katia then want to work in the industry or at a think tank for some time and then moving on to international energy policy, with a focus on nuclear energy.

Katia is an active member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). She is the 2013-2014 co-President of the MIT ANS section and was a co-Chair for the 2013 ANS Student Conference held at MIT. She has interned at Westinghouse, worked on various research projects at MIT including MCNP-Serpent benchmarking work, copper 63 and 65 capture cross section measurements, public perception of nuclear systems modeling, and a summer project at the Harvard Managing the Atom Center on nuclear materials in Russia. She also takes delegations of students from MIT to Russia in the summers for conferences, assists in the Russian SkolTech Institute nuclear center development, and is working on establishing a student exchange program between MIT and Russia universities. Her goal is to bring together nations as well as policy and technical experts together to help innovation flourish.