MechE grad tackles projects that push boundaries of his role as seismic engineer

MechE grad Steven Brown '10, a lead seismic analysis engineer at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, was recently recognized by the company as an "emerging engineer" during National Engineers Week (February 17–23, 2019).

Brown was credited for his technical expertise and adaptability, which have helped him successfully tackle projects in areas such as manufacturing, criticality safety, ceramic fuels, and structural engineering that go beyond the typical job description of someone in his role. 

Currently, Brown is working on "hypothetical impact and fire evaluations that measure the safety and efficiency of GEH’s fuel shipments to customer sites," according to the company, and he recently completed work on a novel hardware design for a team in Japan.

"As a first-time designer, Steven was hesitant about the project," GEH reports, "but his ability to get up to speed quickly earned him a patent and a successful product for the end customer."

Brown was one of three GEH engineers profiled for using their "creativity, innovation and diverse backgrounds" to help ensure nuclear plants operate safely and efficiently. 

Read the full story on the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy website.

Steven Brown

MechE alum Steven Brown '10 is a lead seismic analysis engineer with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. (Photo credit: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy)