Congrats to Jessica who was selected to receive the 2022 Alfred R. Cooper Young Scholars Award from the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society. This award was presented for the undergraduate glass research entitled “Lithium-Iron Silicate Glasses as Simulants of High-Iron Nuclear Waste Glass.”
Congratulations to our new group of PhDs from this year!
- Dave Bollinger “Materials Synthesis and Characterization for Waste Valorization and Nuclear Waste Containment” June 2022
- Natalie Smith-Gray “Analysis of Simulated Nuclear Waste Glass on Sulfur Solubility and Refractory Corrosion” June 2022
- Jani Jesenovec “Doping and Alloying of Monoclinic β-Ga2O3 Grown by Czochralski and Vertical Gradient Freeze” July 2022
Brooke Downing has been named the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) outstanding Junior for this academic year. Congratulations for recognition of your achievements!
Congratulations to Matthew Athon and Steven Luksic, two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists who successfully defended their PhDs in Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University this month.
Dr. Athon’s thesis was: “Fundamental Studies on the Morphology and Effects of Uranium Carbide Particles During Casting in Uranium and U-10Mo Metal”
Dr. Luksic’s thesis was: “X-Ray Computed Tomography and Modeling of Glass Melts”
Congratulations to our 3 group undergrads researchers who presented at WSU’s in-person showcase!
-John Bussey: “Correlating Non-Synchrotron X-ray Techniques for Multiscale Imaging of Mo-containing Glasses”
-Brooke Downing: “Alloy Incorporation and Surface Defects in β-Ga2O3 Single Crystals”
-Julia Esakoff: “Characterization and Synthesis of Egyptian Blue Frit”
For those of you who do not know, the Goldwater Scholarship is an extremely prestigious national award. Our very own undergraduate student John Bussey was selected as the representative from WSU and was one of the winners in this nationally competitive scholarship. John was one of only 10 awardees in our state this year.
The official university writeup is here.
Michael Kindle successfully defended his thesis today,
GLASS AND CRYSTALLINE VANADIUM OXIDES FOR USE AS POSITIVE ELECTRODES IN LITHIUM AND ZINC METAL BATTERIES
Congratulations to Sam Karcher who just successfully defended his thesis yesterday:
INFLUENCE OF RARE-EARTH DOPING AND IRRADIATION ON THE DEFECTS AND MICROSTRUCTURE OF URANIUM OXIDE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL ANALOGUES