I started conducting research at the University of Central Florida during high school and after graduating decided to go there for my undergraduate degree. While at UCF I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. During my time at UCF I worked with Dr. Yongho Sohn and my research was focused on solid-state diffusion experiments regarding nuclear fuel systems in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory, where I was consequently able to participate in a summer internship. There I worked on the compilation of a database and image analysis of fuel cladding chemical interactions in uranium based metallic nuclear fuels.
- 2012 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow
- 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
- 2012 Northwestern Cabell Fellow
- C. Wei, A. Aitkaliyeva, Z. Luo, A. Ewh, Y.H. Sohn, J.R. Kennedy, B.H. Sencer, M.T. Meyers, M. Martin, J. Wallace, M.J. General, L. Shao, “Understanding the Phase Equilibrium and Irradiation Effects in Fe-Zr Diffusion Couples,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 432 (2013) pp. 205-211.
- K. Huang, Y. Park, A. Ewh, B.H. Sencer, J.R. Kennedy, K.R. Coffey, Y.H. Sohn, “Interdiffusion and Reaction Between Uranium and Iron,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 424 (2012) pp. 82-88.
- A. Ewh, E. Perez, D.D. Keiser, Y.H. Sohn, “Characterization of Interaction Layer in U-Mo-X (X=Nb,Zr) and U-Nb-Zr vs. Al Diffusion Couples Annealed at 600?C for 10 hours,” Defects and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315 (2011) pp. 1055-1062.