Fellowship Welcomes Five New Students for 2020

Ames, Iowa
Friday, April 24, 2020

Graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Barbara comprise the third incoming class for the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA LRGF), joining the program this fall.

The fellowship connects laboratory scientists with professors and students working in fields relevant to stewardship of the nation’s nuclear stockpile, fostering collaborative research relationships. It strengthens these laboratory-university links through an unusual and exciting provision: Fellows work and study in residence at one or more of four approved DOE NNSA facilities for a minimum of two 12-week periods.

Members of the 2020-21 incoming fellowship cohort, their subject areas, universities and residency locations are:

Patricia Cho
University of Texas at Austin
Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico

Kevin Kwock
Columbia University
Electrical Engineering
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Logan Meredith
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico
John (Ryan) Peterson
Stanford University
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ashley Roach
University of California, Santa Barbara
Los Alamos National Laboratory

The fellowship provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that address complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.

Program guidelines encourage laboratory stays beyond the minimum two visits, up to or including pursuit of thesis studies at a chosen site. This residency requirement opens compelling research opportunities to students and their advisors, including access to unique DOE NNSA experimental and computing facilities.

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration supports the fellowship to train scientists vital to meeting U.S. workforce needs in advanced science and engineering.

Additional details for each fellow will be available via the program's online directory on or after September 1, 2020. Meanwhile, please contact us for further information.