Patrick O'Neal | Student

Texas A&M University

patrick.oneal@tamu.edu

Biography

Patrick O'Neal is a Ph.D. student in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University, where he is working with Dr. Sunil Chirayath on methods to identify forensics signatures and proliferation identifiers of foreign nuclear fuel cycles that produce plutonium. Patrick received his B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University, where he gained experience working on research projects concerning nuclear safety, nuclear security, and thorium fuel cycle safeguards. He has interned at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Patrick also has experience teaching classes in engineering ethics and Monte Carlo methods for particle transport.

Personal Interests

Nuclear Safeguards; Nuclear Forensics