Ryan came to the SALT Group after his time at Lewis & Clark College, where he obtained two B.A. degrees in both mathematics and chemistry. As of fall ’21, Ryan is in his second year as a Ph.D. student in the SALT Group. At the moment, Ryan has two main focuses for his research. First, he is involved in measuring the density of various fluoride salts. Second, he is working to understand the corrosion of various materials in contact with molten salts of different chemistries. Additionally, he is interested in how irradiation affects this corrosion.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing tennis, playing chess, and cooking.
While at UC Berkeley, Ryan’s research has been aligned with the collaborative efforts of the FUTURE EFRC. With the center’s project focusing on mass transport within a reactor system, Ryan’s research has specifically focused on understanding the reactions between molten salts and stainless steel at their interface. Ryan has also been measuring the density of molten salts for the Molten Salt Round Robin.
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