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.


  • Cody
    Dennett
    Cody’s research into material damage is vital to nuclear power...
  • Nathan
    Finney
    Nathan left a physics teaching job to study twistable electronics...
  • Fabio
    Iunes Sanches
    Gnarly high-energy physics concepts engross him...
  • Leo
    Kirsch
    Leo's results could affect gamma-ray research...
  • Amy
    Lovell
    Amy probes the uncertainty inherent in nuclear reaction models...
  • Christopher
    Miller
    He wants to better understand how materials like explosives respond to impacts...
  • Brooklyn
    Noble
    Understanding surfaces and how they can be changed is Brooklyn’s focus...
  • Alison
    Saunders
    Alison wrangles demanding X-ray scattering instruments...