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SURCA 2023

Congratulations to the students that showed posters at our 2023 Showcase for Undergraduate research.

MSE Students Brooke Downing, Raine Antonio, and John Bussey representing our group with excellent posters.

John was honored with the Crimson Award at the showcase. Congratulations all!

Congratulations Dr. Bollinger, Dr. Smith-Gray, and Dr. Jesenovec!

Congratulations to our new group of PhDs from this year!

  1. Dave Bollinger “Materials Synthesis and Characterization for Waste Valorization and Nuclear Waste Containment” June 2022
  2. Natalie Smith-Gray “Analysis of Simulated Nuclear Waste Glass on Sulfur Solubility and Refractory Corrosion” June 2022
  3. Jani Jesenovec “Doping and Alloying of Monoclinic β-Ga2O3 Grown by Czochralski and Vertical Gradient Freeze” July 2022


Congratulations Dr. Athon and Dr. Luksic!

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 again!

WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) 2022

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”