University of Utah
Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, 2019
Adam Burak received his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2019 studying uranium oxide reduction in molten lithium chloride-lithium oxide salt. His main research interests are electrochemistry and corrosion in molten salts, high-temperature advanced reactor systems, and reactor thermal hydraulics. Since completing his Ph.D., Dr. Burak has been working with Dr. Xiaodong Sun’s group in the Thermal Hydraulics Laboratory at the University of Michigan on research related to advanced nuclear reactors, including molten salt reactors and high-temperature gas-cooled reactors. He has developed several experimental systems for molten salts, including a durable reference electrode concept compatible with irradiated molten salt systems, and has over a decade of experience troubleshooting electronics/mechanical systems.