Vishal Patel

Vishal is a Ph.D. graduate student at Texas A&M University studying Nuclear Engineering. He has received an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M and a B.S. in Physics from The University of Texas. Vishal currently works in the Advanced Energy Technologies group under Professor Pavel Tsvetkov. His research interests include advanced reactor concepts and reactor control.

Vishal previously performed undergraduate research in neutron activation analysis and was an undergraduate TA in a radiation detection lab at UT. He has done summer work at the Center for Space Nuclear Research at the INL developing a nuclear electric propulsion spacecraft. Outside of his academic pursuits, Vishal enjoys weightlifting, cooking, and searching for the perfect cup of coffee.