A new generation works to fulfill the promise of nuclear energy - Sara Ferry, PhD Candidate

Sara Ferry, PhD candidate
Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering (NSE)

The world of nuclear technology is in a generational transition. Many nuclear engineers and scientists were trained between the 1950s and 1970s, but entry to the field slowed in subsequent decades; NSE PhD student Sara Ferry is part of a new cadre of technologists who are working to fulfill the promise of nuclear energy in a world very different from that of their predecessors.

Ferry, who earned her SB in 2011 in physics and nuclear science and engineering with a minor in French, has made nuclear metallurgy a primary focus of her work. Her research at the Institute’s Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory involves “very broad analysis of atmospheric corrosion effects on stainless steel welds, with particular emphasis on stress corrosion cracking (SCC).”


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