My name is Jason Lonergan and I received my PhD from Missouri Science & Technology in 2014. I am currently a Post-doc at Washington State University (WSU) working as an alternatively sponsored fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). My current research is focused on the dissolution kinetics of used nuclear fuel and the long term storage of nuclear waste through vitrification. Specifically, the structure, chemistry, and physics behind the incorporation and retention of various anionic species and technetium in borosilicate glasses. My past research includes work on Chalcogenide glass (ChG) for infrared optics, ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) for next generation hypersonic aircraft, and environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) for SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). Outside of work, I am a big gearhead who enjoys spending time with my family, traveling, hiking, and sports.