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Student Spotlight: Wouter de Wet

Meet Wouter de Wet


Wouter is a current Ph.D. student in Nuclear Engineering set to finish his Doctorate in December of 2017.  Wouter graduated with his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering in the spring of 2014 where immediately after, Wouter was the most junior of 16 people selected to attend the 2014 NASA Space Radiation Summer School at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The other 15 attendees, from the USA and a variety of other countries, were senior Ph.D. students, postdocs, and junior faculty. He completed his Masters in August of 2015, during this time at the University of Tennessee he has coauthored five published (one as lead author), refereed journal articles and has coauthored three others (one as lead author) under current review by prestigious journals. He has presented two invited papers – one at a national American Nuclear Society conference and the other at the Mars Space Radiation Modeling workshop at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He has also presented/coauthored 11 additional conference presentations (7 as first author), for his achievements Wouter received the department’s PhD Graduate Research Excellence Award in 2017.