Paolo Venneri

Paolo Venneri grew up in Los Alamos, NM where he had early exposure to science and engineering due to the proximity of Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received a B.A. in Physics and International Studies from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. During his time at Macalester he specialized in Asia-US relations as well as neutron detectors for safeguards applications. After having graduated from Macalester he chose to pursue first a M.S. and then a PhD in Nuclear and Quantum Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST). There he is a member of the Reactor Core Design and Transmutation Lab under the direction of Dr. Yonghee Kim. He is now in the 4th year of his graduate studies focusing on the implementation of low enriched uranium fuel for space applications.