DOE NNSA LRGF Welcomes 2022-2023 Class of Four

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Students from the University of New Mexico, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Georgia Institute of Technology are set to join the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA LRGF) in fall 2022.

The DOE NNSA LRGF connects laboratory scientists with professors and students working in fields relevant to stewardship of the nation’s nuclear stockpile, fostering collaborative research relationships. The program strengthens these laboratory-university links through an unusual 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.

Here are the newest fellows, their institutions, subject areas and planned residency locations:*

  • Maren Hatch – University of New Mexico (Electrical Engineering)
    Residency site: Sandia National Laboratories
  • Justin Kunimune – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Fusion)
    Residency site: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Jazmin Ley – University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics)
    Residency site: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Taylor Sloop-Cabral – Georgia Institute of Technology (Materials Science and Engineering)
    Residency site: 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.

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. 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.

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

* Academic institutions and fields of study reported as of release date; subject to change.