Christine Wipfli (Environmental Engineering)

Christine Wipfli (Environmental Engineering)

Miami, FL – The Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University (FIU) is proud to announce that Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow, Christine Wipfli, was selected for a one year internship position with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), stationed at the agency headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Wipfli, currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering, will be working with the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology to assist in managing global environmental remediation projects.

The IAEA is an international organization which reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council, and works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the world’s Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development.

In the DOE Fellows program, Ms. Wipfli conducts experimental/laboratory research at FIU’s engineering campus under the guidance and mentorship of research scientists. This research aims to investigate the development and deployment of new technologies which address environmental cleanup challenges that the Department of Energy faces at retired nuclear materials processing and storage facilities. Last summer, Ms. Wipfli also participated in an internship at the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she gained valuable knowledge and insight into the field of Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

Ms. Wipfli joined FIU’s Department of Energy – Science and Technology Workforce Development Program (DOE Fellows Program) in fall of 2014, where she has received three awards for poster competitions at FIU and at national conferences. Her expected graduation date is December of 2017.

View Ms. Wipfli’s bio for background and research information