2023 DOE NNSA SSGF & LRGF Annual Program Review

Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29
InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

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Updated June 28, 2023
Monday, June 26
3:30 – 7:00pm RegistrationLobby Terrace Registration Desk
4:00 – 5:00pm New Fellow OrientationTaylor Room
5:00 – 7:00pm Fellows' Welcome ReceptionCalifornia/Powell
A pre-meeting gathering of incoming and first- through fourth-year fellows.
Tuesday, June 27
6:00 – 7:00am BreakfastCalifornia/Powell
7:00am Bus Departs for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Tour (fellows only)
5:00 – 7:00pm Off-Site Reception (fellows only)
5:00 – 7:00pm RegistrationLobby Terrace Registration Desk
8:00pm Bus Returns from Tour
Wednesday, June 28
7:30 – 9:00am RegistrationLobby Terrace Registration Desk
7:30 – 8:30am BreakfastRoom of the Dons
7:30 – 8:15am 2023 Fellows' Portrait Session & Group PhotosFlorentine Room
8:30 – 8:45am Krell Welcome & Essay Slam Award AnnouncementPeacock Court Ballroom
Shelly Olsan — President, Krell Institute
8:45 – 9:00am DOE NNSA Welcome
Stephanie Miller — NNSA Graduate Fellow, Office of Strategic Partnership Programs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; DOE NNSA LRGF Alumna
9:00 – 9:30am Keynote
Ellen Cerreta — Associate Director for Physical Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory
"An Exciting Time for a Career at an NNSA Lab"
Session I Peacock Court Ballroom
Moderator: J. Bradley Beck — Workforce Program Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:30 – 9:55am Sylvia Hanna — Northwestern University
"Identifying Energy-Structure-Property Relationships in Uranium Metal–Organic Frameworks Through Their Dynamic Crystalline Structural Transformations"
9:55 – 10:20am Patrick Adrian — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Studying Particle Transport using Nuclear and X-ray Diagnostics for Discovery Science and Inertial Confinement Fusion at OMEGA and the NIF"
10:20 – 10:30am BreakPeacock Court Ballroom
10:30 – 10:55am David Chin — University of Rochester
"Electron Structure of Fe2O3 above 700 GPa"
10:55 – 11:20am Sandra Stangebye — Georgia Institute of Technology
"Characterizing Plastic Deformation Mechanisms in Metal Thin Films Using In Situ TEM Nanomechanics"
11:20 – 11:45am Justin Cheng — University of Minnesota
"Extreme Mechanical Stability at the Nanoscale Through 3D Interfaces"
11:45am– 1:00pm LunchRoom of the Dons
1:00 – 4:00pm Managing Moments That MatterPeacock Court Ballroom
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-led professional development session focused on honing cultural behaviors that improve a team or organization's communication and overall effectiveness.
  • Tim Allison — Senior Organization Development Consultant
  • John Edwards — Senior Advisor
  • Sonia Letant — Principal Deputy Associate Director, Physical & Life Sciences Directorate
  • Dennis McNabb — Deputy for Strategy and Programs
  • Jenn Sweeney — Senior Organization Development Consultant
4:00 – 4:30pm Set Up: DOE Laboratories' Showcase and Fellows' Poster SessionRoom of the Dons
4:30 – 5:00pm DOE Laboratories' ShowcaseRoom of the Dons
5:00 – 6:30pm DOE NNSA SSGF and LRGF Fellows' Poster SessionRoom of the Dons
Thursday, June 29
7:30 – 9:00am RegistrationLobby Terrace Registration Desk
7:30am – 8:30am BreakfastRoom of the Dons
8:00 – 8:30am Outgoing Fellows' Portraits & Fellow/Alumni RetakesFlorentine Room
8:45 – 9:00am AnnouncementsPeacock Court Ballroom
Ralph Schneider — Consultant, Krell Institute
9:00 – 9:30am Keynote
Gabriel Shipley — 2022 Truman Fellow in National Security Science and Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico; DOE NNSA SSGF Alumnus
"Innovation and Advancement of the MagLIF Concept on Z"
9:30 – 10:00am Keynote
Travis Voorhees — Mechanical Engineer, Mechanics of Materials Group, Sandia National Laboratories, California; DOE NNSA LRGF Alumnus
"Molybdenum Dynamic Yield Strength Measured via the Tamped RMI Method"
Session II Peacock Court Ballroom
Moderator: Ralph Schneider — Consultant, Krell Institute
10:00 – 10:25am Raspberry Simpson — Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; DOE NNSA LRGF Alumna (Outgoing Fellow Talk)
"Towards Tunable Laser-Driven Particle Sources: New Scaling Relationships, Analysis Tools, and Technology in Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration"
10:25 – 10:50am Ashley Roach — University of California, Santa Barbara
"Strengthening Trends of Nanovoid Irradiation Defects with Meso-Scale PFDD Modelling"
10:50 – 11:00am BreakPeacock Court Ballroom
11:00 – 11:25am Ryan Childers — University of Nevada, Reno
"Nonthermal Effects on X-ray Radiative Signatures of High-Energy-Density Plasmas Produced in Laboratory Z-pinches"
11:25 – 11:50am John Peterson — Stanford University
"Magnetic Field and Radiation Production in Laser-Driven Electron Beams"
11:50am – 12:15pm Lauren Fey — University of California, Santa Barbara
"Phase-Field Dislocation Dynamics Modeling of Multi-Component Alloys"
12:15 – 1:30pm LuncheonRoom of the Dons