Nicholas Thompson

Phalanx Honor Society Member

B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, 2011
M.Eng. in Nuclear Engineering, 2011
Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Science, 2016

About Me
On campus I’ve been most involved with:
-the RPI Student Section of the American Nuclear Society (Member 2011-2016, President 2012-2013)
-the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Student Advisory Council (Member 2012-2016, Chair 2014-2015)
-the Graduate Student Council (Treasurer and Representative, 2013-2016) ,
-the RPI Women in Nuclear Student Section (2013-2016)
-and the Rensselaer Union Executive Board (Graduate Representative 2015-2016)  .

I’m also a Senior Reactor Operator at the Walthousen Reactor Critical Facility, where I help run the facility, train new operators, and assist in teaching the Critical Reactor Laboratory class. Through my research, I’ve also been able to train and work with undergraduate researchers.

Off campus, I’m an active member of the American Nuclear Society, serving on six Executive Committees and as the Secretary of a Division, and I was the Chair of the 2014 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation. Lastly, I was recently named as a Policy Fellow for the Millennial Action Project.

In my spare time, I research and write about issues relating to energy, the environment, and policy. I also like to ski.