Melissa Rose is a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, where she works in pyroprocessing technology development and molten salts. With her current focus on measuring molten salt properties for molten salt reactor applications. She has also worked on separation of actinides and rare earth chlorides via electrolysis in molten salt.Her doctoral work involved investigating and modeling anodic effects on uranium during electrorefining in support of pyroprocessing technology development. She has numerous conference publications as well as two journal publications. Her broader research interests include advance nuclear fuel cycle strategies including pyroprocessing and transmutation technologies.
She received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University in Dec. 2014. She also holds an M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.