CHME Graduate Seminar

Date(s) - Fri 03/22/19
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Jett Hall (JH) 259 Watkins Connected Learning Classroom


Name: Alicia Salazar-Crockett

Job Title: Criticality Safety Analyst

Professional Biography:

Alicia Salazar-Crockett is a qualified Criticality Safety Analyst (CSA-Q) in the Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Alicia is qualified in the 400 area of the Plutonium Facility (PF-4) located at Technical Area 55 (TA-55). She is responsible for the upkeep of criticality safety documents and requirements for several rooms in the area. In addition to her role as a CSA, Alicia is an adjunct professor of the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at New Mexico State University, where she teaches a course on Nuclear Criticality Safety.

Alicia is a member of the American Nuclear Society and its Nuclear Criticality Safety Division, where she has presented research and training/qualification updates to the larger NCS community. Her involvement with the group has enabled her to expand her understanding of criticality safety and interact with criticality safety professionals from around the world.

Prior to her role with NCS, Alicia was a graduate student at the University of Michigan, where she defended her master’s thesis in the Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Group. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Nuclear Energy from New Mexico State University.

Alicia was born and raised in northern New Mexico, and is happy to be back home, helping to keep her family, friends, and neighbors going home safe at the end of the day. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with her husband, son, and two cats.