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Jaehun Chun

Jaehun Chun Gives Invited Talk to National Academies

(August  2018)

Congratulations to Jaehun Chun on his invited talk as a panelist at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine open data-gathering session on separation science.



Xin Zhang, portrait

Xin Zhang Named 2017 M. T. Thomas Award Recipient

(August  2018)

Xin Zhang received EMSL's 2017 M. T. Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement. He is a geochemistry postdoctoral research associate and a member of the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials Energy Frontier Research Center.



Patricia Huestis, portrait

Patricia Huestis Explains Radiation's Roles in Energy Research

(July  2018)

Congratulations to Patricia Huestis on her latest article in Frontiers in Energy Research. In the article, Huestis explains how radiation in different forms inspires, assists, and drives diverse research. She brings in examples from six centers. She selected each example based on its ability to showcase a radiation-related process.



Elias Nakouzi, portrait

Elias Nakouzi Joins the 2017 Class of Pauling Fellows

(April  2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Elias Nakouzi on receiving one of PNNL's Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships. Known for his wide-ranging research into material formation, Nakouzi studies crystallization, growth aggregation, and assembly. With his colleagues at IDREAM, he is developing the tools needed to visualize and analyze the water-based layers that form where minerals meet liquids.



Tiecheng Zhou, portrait

Tiecheng Zhou Earns Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

(March  2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Tiecheng Zhou, an IDREAM early career scientist, on receiving his doctorate in materials science and engineering from Washington State University. With IDREAM, Zhou focuses on quantifying the structural transition between tetrahedral and octahedral aluminum species in solution using a popular network analysis algorithm.



Paul Dabbar looks into a hot cell at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

IDREAM Center Discusses Nuclear Waste with DOE Under Secretary for Science

(March  2018)

Under Secretary Paul Dabbar and Chief of Staff Kristen Ellis toured Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and met with Sue Clark, Director of the IDREAM EFRC, to discuss interfacial chemistry in radioactive wastes.



Aurora Clark

Aurora Clark Joins National Academies' Committee

(February  2018)

Dr. Aurora Clark joined a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's committee that will develop the agenda for basic research in separations science. Through this agenda, they will lay the groundwork for a new era in separations focusing on fundamental science.



Sue Clark

Sue Clark to Help Evaluate DOE's Environmental Cleanup Technology Development

(February  2018)

Sue Clark, an internationally known leader in nuclear science, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee to evaluate the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup technology development efforts.



Kevin Rosso and Patricia Huestis talk about poster

Ambitious IDREAM Meeting Nets Insights and Ideas

(February  2018)

Congratulations to the IDREAM team on their latest all-hands meeting. At this 3-day event, researchers and advisors discussed how the Energy Frontier Research Center is answering tough questions about complex radioactive environments. Throughout the gathering, scientists from two national labs and four universities presented their research and shared ideas.



Kevin Rosso

Kevin Rosso Joins National Academies' Committee

(February  2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Rosso at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on his appointment to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's committee. The committee will develop the agenda for basic research in separations science.



Anthony Krzysko portrait

Anthony Krzysko Joins National School for Neutron and X-Ray Scattering

(January  2018)

Congratulations to Anthony J. Krzysko, IDREAM early career member and graduate student at Washington State University, on participating in the National School for Neutron and X-Ray Scattering, a competitive opportunity for early career scientists.



Aurora Clark

Aurora Clark Featured in Latest Issue of Frontiers in Energy Research

(November  2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Aurora Clark on being profiled in the latest issue of Frontiers in Energy Research. Clark is the IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) Deputy Director and Washington State University professor. The article, titled "Art, Science and an Off-the-Grid Childhood," was written by IDREAM member Daniel Pope.



Jaehun Chun

Jaehun Chun to Receive Lee Memorial Award

(October  2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Jaehun Chun on being honored by the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, U.S. Chapter, for his exceptional leadership in chemical engineering.



Water droplet and front page of paper, which is copyrighted by APS

Greg Schenter and Chris Mundy Selected for Editors' Choice Session at Prestigious Physics Gathering

(October  2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Greg Schenter and Dr. Chris Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on having their team's work chosen by the editors of the Journal of Chemical Physics for a special session at the 2018 American Physical Society Meeting.



Aurora Clark

Aurora Clark Named ACS Fellow

(September  2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Aurora Clark, IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center Deputy Director and a Washington State University professor, on being named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.



Sue Clark

Sue Clark Re-Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences Board of Directors

(September  2017)

Dr. Sue Clark was elected to a second term on the Washington State Academy of Sciences Board of Directors. As a board member, she works to provide objective scientific and technological information on important issues to inform public policy and increase the role and visibility of research in the Evergreen State.



IDREAM podcast front image

IDREAM Team Creates Winning Podcast

(September  2017)

Congratulations to Aurora Clark, Scott Blasco, and Greg Schenter on creating an outstanding podcast about using sound to visualize the behavior of a troubling element in nuclear waste. Their podcast is titled Sound to Analyze, Interpret, and Understand Data from Experiment and Theory.



Patricia Huestis, portrait

Patricia Huestis Earns Prestigious Fellowship from the University of Notre Dame

(September  2016)

IDREAM early career member Patricia Huestis was honored with the Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship in Science and Engineering which recognizes top graduate students who serve their communities.



IDREAM Research Center

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Master molecular–to–mesoscale chemical and physical phenomena at interfaces in complex environments characterized by extremes in alkalinity and low-water activity, and driven far from equilibrium by ionizing radiation.

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