Martin de Jesus Nieto-Perez: ‘I Engineer Change’

November 2, 2022

“I Engineer” highlights excellence across the Penn State College of Engineering, as well as how the college is made stronger by the diversity of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of those in the engineering community.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Martin de Jesus Nieto-Perez is an associate teaching professor in the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering. Nieto-Perez earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Penn State in 2021, he worked at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico for 13 years, where he researched plasmas, taught at the graduate level and advised master’s and doctoral students.

Nieto-Perez’s research focuses on advanced fusion-fission hybrid systems, fusion plasma-facing components, industrial plasmas and plasma engineering. He is currently contributing to the department’s efforts in the areas of materials in extreme environments, plasmas for industry and nuclear fusion applications and plasma medicine.


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"The education in engineering you receive will give you the tools to change the world, but ultimately it will be up to you to be an agent of change."

— Martin de Jesus Nieto-Perez, associate teaching professor of nuclear engineering