NEXT's Team

Michael Arrasmith

Engineering Physics

Expected Graduation: May 2019

Email: mka15a@acu.edu

I am an Engineering Physics major and Mathematics minor at ACU, expected to graduate in May 2019. I am currently researching types of heat exchangers and materials that can handle the extreme conditions of molten salt. I have worked for NEXT since summer 2018.

NEXT's Contribution

I work with Ray Smith as a researcher and designer for the NEXT Phase 2 Molten Salt Test System (MSTS). Our goal is to bridge the gap in terms of size, operating conditions, and components between the current salt loop and our final full-scale design.

What you like about NEXT?

I like NEXT's ambitious goals and that we are breaking new ground in molten salt technology. It is exciting knowing that our work and discoveries stand alone and are laying the foundation for the future of nuclear energy.

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