Jeremy Pearson

Jeremy is a Ph.D. graduate student at the University of California - Irvine studying chemical engineering and used nuclear fuel recycling. He previously attended Brigham Young University where he received a B.S. in chemical engineering. Jeremy currently works in the Nuclear Research Group at UC Irvine under Professor Mikael Nilsson. His research interest focuses on understanding the sensitivity of solvent extraction processes to radiolysis in an effort to create more robust, efficient, and economical processes which can be adopted in a future fuel cycle that includes recycling and advanced reactor technologies.

Jeremy is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, serving on the Education and Public Outreach committees in the San Diego ANS Local Section. In this capacity he has given lectures on nuclear science and technology at local high schools and worked to promote awareness of nuclear energy and technology, especially during the NRC's evaluation for restart of the local San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, by organizing and hosting screenings of Switch and Pandora's Promise at UC Irvine with their respective directors. Jeremy has also participated with colleagues representing UCI in D.C. at the DOE's Better Building's Case Competition presenting energy efficiency solutions to the government's real estate portfolio managed by the GSA. In his spare time Jeremy enjoys playing guitar, wake surfing, and playing soccer and dirt biking with his family.