Patrick White

Patrick White is currently a second year graduate student in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 with an emphasis on thermal and structural finite element modeling. His current research at MIT is focused on the economic and regulatory policies related to the construction and operation of commercial nuclear power plants.

Prior to coming to MIT, Patrick worked for MPR Associates in Alexandria, VA on engineering problems at commercial nuclear power plants and co-authored an ERPI report on transitioning existing baseload nuclear power plants to flexible power (load following) operations. Patrick has previously interned with the Westinghouse Electric Company working on AP1000 reactor start-up testing and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety board working on containment, treatment, and storage of legacy Department of Energy nuclear weapon wastes.