SSGF Welcomes 2016-2017 Fellow Class of Seven

Ames, Iowa
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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 fund the education of doctoral students whose course of study involves high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Seven awardees have been named for what will be the fellowship's 11th (2016-2017) academic year:

Cody Dennett
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Material Science

Erin Good
Louisiana State University
Nuclear Physics

Aaron (Miguel) Holgado
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Benjamin Musci
Georgia Institute of Technology
Thermal and Fluid Sciences
Viktor Rozsa
University of Chicago
Molecular Engineering

Heather Sandefur
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Woodbury
University of Maryland, College Park

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 experience 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, 2016. Meanwhile, please contact us for further information.