Mitch Negus

Mitch is a third year PhD student focusing on computational nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley. He believes that nuclear energy has the potential to be a sustainable, clean power source for the future, and so is working on modeling nuclear reactors using novel simulation methods. In the process, he’s developed an interest in bringing the techniques of reproducible and open-source data-science to the nuclear field. Before moving to the Bay Area, Mitch earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and performed nuclear physics research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Outside of academics, Mitch is an active member of the Berkeley Nuclear Environmental Outreach Group. This is a team of students looking to make nuclear science—and especially nuclear energy’s merits as an environmentally conscious energy source—accessible to the general public. He also loves to run competitively, and spends most of his spare time training in the Berkeley hills.