Matthew Lazaric | Student

University of New Mexico

Biography

I am originally from Maui and growing up there, I gained an interest in sustainable energy sources as I saw how the alternative was impacting my environment, I went to the University of New Mexico to study nuclear engineering and found that I enjoyed coding and numerical methods. So for my graduate degree I decided that I would like to pursue that area, This lead me to working with my advisor Dr. Chris Perfetti in the field of sensitivity analysis. This opened my eyes to how complex and interesting the work of nuclear data can be and I decided that I wanted to start working in that field. For my research I am working towards developing a method of generating sensitivities for resonance parameters. These sensitivities will help evaluators produce higher fidelity nuclear data evaluations.