April 24, 2019
- Justin Cheng, a materials science and engineering graduate student in the Mara group, has been awarded the Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Fellowship (NNSA SSGF). Cheng is one of only five fellowship recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year. Established in 2006 to meet a demand for scientists with deep training in areas of interest to stewardship science, the fellowship program supports the education of doctoral students who study high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.
Cheng will use this fellowship to investigate the influence of heterophase interface structure on the behavior of nanoscale multilayer composites under extreme conditions of stress, strain, strain rate, temperature, and irradiation. He will spend 12 weeks at a NNSA DOE lab of his choice to expand his scientific capabilities. Cheng will also receive a yearly stipend, full payment of university tuition and required fees (during the appointment period) and an annual academic allowance. The fellowship is renewable for up to four years.
Related Link: https://www.krellinst.org/ssgf/about-doe-nnsa-ssgf/news-events/2019-incoming-class