Justin attended the University of New Mexico, double majoring in Nuclear Engineering and the Russian Language. Justin is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on manufacturing techniques and radiation effects in HT-9 steel to better understand material degradation in nuclear reactors. Justin’s work focuses on sample preparation with a rolling mill and furnace, ion irradiation at the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory, and sample characterization using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).


  • Radiation Effects
  • Advanced Alloys
  • Characterization
  • Metallography


  • B.S. Nuclear Engineering, 2023

    University of New Mexico

  • Russian Language Second Major, 2023

    University of New Mexico