Spencer Scott

Spencer is currently a Ph.D. student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) studying Nuclear Engineering and Science. He graduated from RPI in 2013 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, going on to join the Nano-Nuclear and Energy Materials Laboratory (NEML), developing materials for nuclear applications.

Spencer's research has been primarily focusedon the nuclear fuel cycle, with the goal of a sustainable, closed nuclear fuel cycle. He has worked to develop capture and sequestration materials for iodine-129 in proposed used nuclear fuel reprocessing systems. His other research includes enhancements to conventional uranium dioxide fuel forms, and the development of uranium silicide fuels with the ultimate goal of accident tolerant fuels.

In addition to his academic work, Spencer is heavily involved in the student organizations at RPI. He’s a two-term senator in the Rensselaer Union Student Senate, and the current chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, as well as a former Vice-President of the RPI Student Section of the American Nuclear Society. In his free time he enjoys travel, playing video games, and soccer.