ACU student wants to “impact the energy landscape”

December 12, 2023, 7:00AMNuclear News
Carson Noack poses alongside the NEXT Lab’s Molten Salt Test System drainage tank, for which he played a key role in designing and fabricating. (Photo: Kamryn Kelly)

Carson Noack is a busy young man with a clear vision of the future of energy. The 23-year-old undergraduate is slated to receive his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Abilene Christian University (ACU) in 2024. He’s also a researcher in the university’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Laboratory, which has been making news with its plans to build the first new research reactor in the United States in more than 30 years—the Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR).

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