Students are drawn to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship for many reasons. Some appreciate the small size. Others like the opportunity to connect with top scientists at DOE national laboratories. All fellows, however, are committed to exploring the frontiers of physics, nuclear science, and materials. In these short vignettes, participants discuss their research interests and career goals.


  • Paul
    Fanto
    Paul likes how nuclear physics mixes fundamental science and tangible applications...
  • A. Miguel
    Holgado
    He explores the mysteries of gravitational waves...
  • Benjamin
    Musci
    Ben studies mixing under extreme conditions, a key factor in nuclear fusion tests...
  • Erin
    Nissen
    Erin stages tiny blasts to help decipher the mechanics of detonation...
  • Sergio
    Pineda Flores
    His computational methods provide insights into new materials...
  • Viktor
    Rozsa
    Viktor models water under conditions found deep in the Earth or other planets...
  • Gil
    Shohet
    High-velocity impacts of tiny space debris fascinate Gil...
  • Daniel
    Woodbury
    Daniel’s laser studies focus on interactions with matter...