Five Students Chosen for Incoming 2019-2020 SSGF Class

Ames, Iowa
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Five graduate students will join the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) in fall 2019.

The DOE NNSA established the fellowship in 2006 to meet a demand for scientists with deep training in areas of interest to stewardship science. It supports the education of doctoral students who study high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Students joining the DOE NNSA SSGF for its 14th (2019-2020) academic year are:

Patrick Adrian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Physics

Justin Cheng
University of Minnesota
Materials Science and Engineering

David Chin
University of Rochester
Sylvia Hanna
Northwestern University
Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Lauren Smith
University of California, Santa Barbara
Materials Science

The program provides these individuals exceptional benefits, including a yearly stipend, full payment of university tuition and required fees (during the appointment period) and an annual academic allowance. Renewable for 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, 2019. Meanwhile, please contact us for further information.