Effective July 1, 2019, Prof. Allain will lead the recently established Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. The nuclear engineering program had been a part of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering since 1999, and prior to this date it had been a standalone nuclear engineering department […]
Prof. Allain has been invited to participate in the Materials Plasma Exposure eXperiment (MPEX) Conceptual Design Review Committee at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. MPEX explores plasma-material interactions under conditions similar to those on the surface of the sun in the search for materials that can withstand the extreme environment inside advanced fusion research facilities and fusion […]
Prof. Allain visited this week the DIII-D Facility, operated by General Atomics for the U.S. Department of Energy, in San Diego, CA. Prof. Allain was invited to participate on the DIII-D Program Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is an important element of the DIII-D program, informing both near-term and longer-range program planning. The DIII-D Facility […]
On February 8th, 2019 Colombia’s government launched the think tank “Mision Internacional de Sabios” consisting of 43 experts from different countries and areas of expertise in eight thematic areas identified as a priority for spurring Colombia’s development. This group has been tasked by President Duque to chart the course for Colombia’s development in the areas […]
Congratulations to RSSEL’s graduate student Eric Lang who obtained First Place Best Paper Award during the American Nuclear Society’s Fusion Energy Division award ceremony for his paper titled “Pre-irradiation comparison of W-based alloys for the PHENIX campaign: microstructure, composition, and mechanical properties” presented at the 2018 ANS Winter Meeting & Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Congratulations to Brandon Holybee for successfully defending his thesis titled “Deciphering the role of surface composition and topography in self-organized ion-induced nanopatterning of multicomponent semiconductors with in-situ and in-operando metrology” this fall. Brandon has accepted a position starting this winter at Intel Corporation’s Components Research, the research arm for Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group. Best […]
Professor Allain has been selected for the 2018 Fusion Energy Division Technical Accomplishment Award. The biennial award is a recognition from the American Nuclear Society for a specific exemplary individual technical accomplishment requiring professional excellence and leadership of a high caliber in the fusion science and engineering area. Prof. Allain is the first University of […]
Congratulations to Nate Reid, RSSEL’s graduate student awarded First Place for his research poster in “Glow-Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Neutron-Irradiated Tungsten” among 48 posters presented at Oak Ridge National Laboratory -ORNL. Nate spent his summer at ORNL conducting research in the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program.