DOE NNSA SSGF Annual Program Review Presentations

Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C

Tuesday, June 30
William Rhodes General Engineer, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy Welcome
Session I
Cris W. Barnes Program Director/MaRIE Capture Manager, ADEPS, Los Alamos National Laboratory The Grand Challenge of Materials at the Mesoscale, and the Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes Project
Elizabeth Miller Northwestern University Stability of Ni-Infiltrated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes for Intermediate Temperature Operation
Adam Cahill Cornell University A Study of Exploding Wire Plasmas by X-Ray Absorption
Jennifer Shusterman University of California, Berkeley Development of Organically Modified Mesoporous Silica Materials for Separations of Trivalent Lanthanides and Actinides
Nicole Fields Health Physicist, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission; DOE NNSA SSGF Alumna From Research to Regulation, or Nicole Goes to Washington (PDF Only)
Session II
Walter Pettus University of Wisconsin-Madison Background Characterization and Detector Sensitivity in DM-Ice
Alex Main Stanford University Implicit and Higher Order Discretization Methods for Multi-Material Problems
Samantha Lawrence Purdue University Vacancy-enhanced Hydrogen Degradation of Ni-201 (Not Released)
Wednesday, July 1
Session III
Paul L. Miller Associate Division Leader, Design Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory NNSA Activities in Planetary Defense
Anna Erickson Assistant Professor, Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Program, Georgia Institute of Technology; DOE NNSA SSGF Alumna Modeling of High-Burnup Reactors for Antineutrino Safeguards
Kristen John NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NASA Johnson Space Center (Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science); DOE NNSA SSGF Alumna Asteroids, Dwarf Planets, and Two Weeks in a Box
Richard Kraus Research Scientist, Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; DOE NNSA SSGF Alumnus

Exploring High-Pressure Melt Curves using X-Ray Diffraction (Not Released)

Writing Workshop
Dennis Meredith Science Communicator and Author of "Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work" Become a "Jedi Writer"
Randy Black Senior Grant Writer/Facilitator, University of California, Riverside Writing Tips, Traps, and Tricks (PDF Only)