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WSU student team selected for NASA “Big Idea”

Congratulations to the WSU student team for being selected for the NASA Big Idea contest.

The team from WSU’s HYPER hydrogen research lab will be working with NOME and others to study the effect of leidenfrost to clean space suits. They will be using ash collected in Pullman from the Mt. St. Helens eruption as a lunar regolith simulant.

Congratulations team!  This story was picked up by WSU today also.

An article including video was also recently published in the Spokane Spokesman-Review.



Congratulations Dr. Emily Nienhuis-Marcial!

Emily successfully defended her dissertation, “Structure of Glasses and Glass-Forming Liquids with Application to Nuclear Waste Vitrification.”  Since the defense format was virtual, due to our quarantine, we don’t have a picture of the group.  So instead, I’m posting a few photos of Emily from her years with the NOME group, 2016-2020.

Congrats again!


(you can see that Emily likes hats, whether in San Antonio or Paris)

You rock Emily!