Gavin Davis - President
Gavin is a Senior in the NPRE department concentrating on Power, Safety, and the Environment with a minor in Computer Science. He has spent summers working under Katy Huff in advanced reactors and fuel cycles and the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, and will be working in nuclear physics for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory in New York after graduation. He enjoys music, photography, gaming, and scolding people for not wearing masks when they definitely should be. Plus he's cracked at smash bros.
Dilan Kurukulasuriya - Internal Vice President
Dilan is a senior in the Plasma and Fusion Science concentration and is pursuing a minor in both Physics and Mathematics. He is interested in materials research dealing with fusion science, which he works on at the Center for Plasma-Materials Interactions Lab. Outside of school work, Dilan enjoys spending time with his friends, climbing things, and straigt-up vibing.
Josh Hoffman - External Vice President
Josh is a junior in the Plasma and Fusion Science concentration in NPRE. He is currently working at the Laboratory of Computational Plasma Physics on the development of plasma-material simulation software. Outside of school and work, Josh enjoys being social(ly distant) with friends, playing video games, and cooking unnecessarily large quantities of beans.
Andrew Ernat - Treasurer
Andrew is an NPRE junior in the Plasma and Fusion Science concentration. He currently works at the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions under Professor Ruzic, specifically doing research on liquid Lithium technology. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys playing video games, cooking, hiking, and just generally vibing.
Jake Mitstifer - Secretary
Jake is an NPRE sophomore in the Power concentration. He currently works with the SoTeRiA Research Laboratory and is helping develop probabilistic risk analysis for advance reactors. In his free time, he is part of the Illini Esports Rainbow Six: Siege team and enjoys playing other games such as Civilization V. He also enjoys playing D&D with his friends and chilling.
Nataly Panczyk - Outreach
Nataly is a sophomore on the Power, Safety, and Environment track in NPRE. Outside of ANS, she is also involved in the Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles research group and is on the executive board for UIUC’s student chapter of Women in Nuclear. She recently interned for Idaho National Laboratory and hopes to continue exploring microreactor applications in the future. Nataly’s non-nuclear interests include cooking, yoga, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Nathan Ryan - Public Relations
Nathan is a Junior in Physics pursuing a minor in Math. If you have any questions about professional development with ANS, Physics, or engineering in general feel free to reach out. Outside of ANS, Nathan is a coordinator on the Engineering Outreach Bureau, and a research assistant at the Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles with Dr. Munk who enjoys cooking, playing volleyball, and exploring national parks.
David Leonhardt - Social Chair
David is a senior in the Plasma and Fusion Science concentration. He currently works at the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions conducting research on the use of atmospheric plasmas as tools for variable material surface depositions. Outside of ANS, he is involved in Illini Esports and a former captain of the competitive Rainbow Six: Siege team. When not doing school work, David enjoys reading, hanging out with his friends, and properly seasoning his chicken.
Paola Silva - Recruitment Chair
Paola is a Junior in NPRE with a concentration in power, safety, and the environment. This past summer, Paola worked as a Nuclear Fuels intern with the PWR group at Exelon. She is also involved in WiN (Women in Nuclear) where she further advocates for the importance of nuclear energy. Outside of school, Paola enjoys playing spike-ball, hanging out with friends and knitting.