SSGF Welcomes 2018-2019 Incoming Class of Five

Ames, Iowa
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Recognizing an ever-increasing demand for scientists highly trained in areas of interest to stewardship science, the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration founded the Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) in 2006. Fellowships are granted annually and support the education of doctoral students whose course of study involves high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Five awardees have been named for what will be the fellowship's 13th (2018-2019) academic year:

Drew Morrill
University of Colorado at Boulder

Olivia Pardo
California Institute of Technology

Sergio Pineda Flores
University of California, Berkeley
Theoretical Chemistry
Chad Ummel
Rutgers University

Michael Wadas
University of Michigan
Fluid Mechanics and High Energy Density Physics

As part of the program, these individuals will receive exceptional benefits including a yearly stipend, full payment of university tuition and required fees (during the appointment period), and an annual academic allowance. Renewable up to four years, the fellowship also includes a three-month practicum at one of four DOE national defense laboratory sites.

Additional details for each fellow will be available via the program's online fellow directory on or after September 1, 2018. Meanwhile, please contact us for further information.