Luke R. Cornejo

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1207 Goldenview Ct.
Durham, NC 27713


Obtain a position in a thriving organization where I can maximally leverage my skills in Nuclear Engineering, programming and research to contribute to the organization.s success.


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering - awarded May 11 2013 GPA: 3.649
Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering - Accelerated MS in NE - expected May 2014
Cornus Carolina Christian Academy, Reidsville, NC (Registered Homeschool)
High School Diploma - awarded May 2009 GPA: 4.0


May 2013 - August 2013 Duke Energy - Nuclear Engineering Intern
-Worked in B&W PWR Nuclear Design group.
-Performed scoping and core design using SIMULATE and Duke Energy NextScope.
-Presented work on feasibility of using Crystal River fuel in Oconee nuclear plant.

Feb 2012 - May 2013 Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) Scholars Program - Student Researcher
-Worked alongside other researchers towards the goal of computer modeling a light water nuclear reactor.
-Designed and wrote Monte Carlo code to solve transport solution and calculate functionals used in hybrid transport solutions.

May 2012 - July 2012 Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Student Researcher
-Working under the direction of Dr. Bradley Rearden in the CASL Modeling & Simulation Hub, tested XSProc code using SCALE 6.1 and SCALE 6.2.
-Designed and ran tests for various modules within SCALE
-Prepared and presented a poster summarizing the results of the summer.s testing which won an award.

May 2011 - August 2011 Nuclear Engineering Intern at Newport News Shipbuilding
-Worked in Reactor Services Dept. in Fuel Removal and Installation Group
-Wrote/Revised the Maintenance Instruction Document for aircraft carrier reactor refueling equipment
-Wrote/Revised Maintenance Procedures for Translating Gate Refueling Machine
-Actively sought out jobs and areas where I could contribute to assist others in the group. Noted to be diligent and efficient.

September 2008 - August 2010 Assistant Karate Instructor, Chito Ryu style

Fall 2006 - 1st Sergeant: Danville Civil Air Patrol Squadron

May 2003 - August 2010 House Construction and Farm Experience
-Performed residential framing, electrical, mechanical and interior finish work including hardwood flooring, ceramic tile installation, finish carpentry, as well as construction and installation of cabinetry. Operated sawmill, Kubota tractor, chainsaw and other machinery. Constructed barns. Managed livestock.

Technical Experience and Associations

American Nuclear Society NCSU Student Chapter . Sept 2010 - present
Experienced in bash scriptin in linux command line, Mathematica, Maple and MathCad
Proficient with MS Office products Word, Excel, VBA, MatLab, C, Fortran and SCALE

Awards & Scholarships

Recipient - CASL Scholars Program - Spring 2012
Recipient - Raymond L. Murray Nuclear Eng. Scholarship Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Recipient - Duke Power Nuclear Eng. Grant Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Karate - Earned rank of Shodan Black Belt in Chito-Ryu Karate and ranked in top three places in various Karate competitions
Civil Air Patrol - Earned Billy Mitchell Award. Rank of 2nd lieutenant
Envirothon - 1st place H.S. Envirothon-Area competition (2007,2008,2009) 4th place H.S. Envirothon-State competition (2007, 2008, 2009)

Extra-Curricular Activities

N.C. Ballroom Dance Club . Fall 2011-present
Participated and earned ribbons in several competitions
N.C.S.U. Aikido Club . Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Other hobbies include: rock climbing, knife making, hunting and reading

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Work

Press Relise web linkLuke Cornejo on NCSU Website
ORNL Poster

NCSU CASL Research

Spring 2013 Semester Summary
March 2013 Summary
February 2013 Summary
Spring 2012 Semester Summary
October 2012 Summary
November 2012 Summary
Fall 2012 Semester Summary
February 2012 Summary
March 2012 Summary

Class Research

Nuclear Materials Term Paper Nuclear Materials Research Presentation