I was extremely happy when our team won in a very strong competition! We put a lot of efforts in preparing the best proposal, and competed agains basically all other Nuclear Engineering Departments in the country, as well as the best Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Chemistry Departments. The SUCCESS PIPELINE (Seven Universities Coordinating Coursework and Experience from Student to Scientist in a Partnership for Identifying and Preparing Educated Laboratory-Integrated Nuclear Experts) Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) includes Michigan State University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Washington University, Saint Louis, as well as four University of California campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, and San Diego) and UC’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. The UC Berkeley is the lead university in this Consortium. I am the Principal Investigator for the grant, and Prof. James Siegrist (Physics) is the Executive Director of the NSSC.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory explain their research and development of a nanoscale measurement technique to test for nuclear irridation damage with implications for nuclear reactor safety. The BNRC Los Alamos funded some of this work. The articles are published in Nature materials. Watch the video HERE!