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Six recipients of prestigious DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program awards will pursue critical research at Argonne

Projects will address important scientific challenges in areas such as AI, nuclear astrophysics and electrochemistry.

Six doctoral students from across the country, awarded with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) prestigious Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, will pursue part of their dissertation research at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory.

The students join a cohort of 65 students from 47 different universities in the U.S. who received SCGSR awards. The doctoral dissertation research projects address critical scientific challenges central to the DOE Office of Science mission areas, and will be conducted at 14 DOE national laboratories.

The six recipients who will be coming to Argonne will be working in high-impact areas spanning artificial intelligence, nuclear physics and basic energy sciences, and using the scientific user facilities to advance their dissertation research and scientific discovery

The six recipients and their research projects are as follows:

  • Daniel King of the University of Chicago — Data Science for AI Applications to Chemical, Geological, Biochemical, and Materials Sciences.
  • Nora Adel Shaheen of Case Western Reserve University — Fundamental Electrochemistry for Chemical and Materials Sciences.
  • Perrin Godbold of the University of Virginia — Catalysis Science with NMR Spectroscopy, Neutron Scattering, and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy.
  • Scott Robert Carmichael of the University of Notre Dame — Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics.
  • Trent Montana Kyrk of the University of Texas at Dallas — Crystal Growth.
  • Tristan Abraham Winick of the University of Massachusetts — Fundamental Symmetries.

Since 2014, the SCGSR program has awarded graduate students with supplemental funds to conduct a portion of their doctoral research in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist at a host DOE laboratory. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from three to 12 consecutive months.

The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at DOE laboratories/facilities.

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