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Malachi Nelson, PhD

INL Graduate Fellow

Research Areas:
Materials Science and Engineering; Nuclear Engineering; Mechanical Testing


​Malachi Nelson is an Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellow and PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley. His research involves nuclear structural materials including mechanical properties and microstructure characterization of zircaloy cladding. Malachi investigates anisotropic viscoplastic properties of cladding in reactor conditions such as pellet-cladding mechanical interactions to improve cladding resilience to reactor power ramping and load following.

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​ORCID: 0000-0002-6027-552X



​Master of Science in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2019)

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2019)


University of California, Berkeley

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