About DOE Fellow
Brian Ivan Castillo is an undergraduate student at Florida International University currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in mechanical design. His expected graduation date is Spring of 2016. Brian’s professional interests include biomechanics, BME optics, robotics, and project management. Brain is now an employee at Stryker.
DOE Related Research and Projects
Brian is a DOE Fellow in the DOE-FIU Science and Technology Workforce Development Program, working on data analysis of high-level waste pipelines to determine wear rates due to erosion and corrosion under the mentorship of Dr. Dwayne McDaniel. Site contractors and engineers at the Hanford Site in Washington have sent pipeline thickness measurements to the Applied Research Center (ARC), which is being evaluated and analyzed. Through the implementation of algorithms, the useful life of the pipelines can be estimated to maintain proper protocol and replace or repair relevant components, if necessary.