"CISCC in Austenitic Stainless Steels for Nuclear Applications"
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
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Rachel studied Neurobiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated with a B.S. in Neurobiology and a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2014. Her senior year at Buffalo, she worked in a research laboratory on a taste signaling project in genetically modified mice. After graduating from Buffalo, she worked in the inspection department of a small oil refinery. While working at the refinery she found great interest in metals, and she decided to return to school, pursuing her passion of studying metallurgical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.She is currently researching chloride induced stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steel casks for dry storage of spent nuclear fuel rods. She has experience performing metallography, microscopy and surface treatments of the stainless steel used in the casks subjected to different environments such as elevated temperature, stress, and corrosive environments.