Ph.D. student Joshua Luoma has been awarded the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA LRGF). The fellowship, which launched in 2017, is awarded to students pursuing a Ph.D. in a field of study that addresses complex, advanced science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science, and the fellowship provides up to four years of support. The DOE NNSA LRGF “connects professors and students with laboratory scientists, fostering collaborative research relationships. The program strengthens these university-laboratory links through an unusual and exciting provision: fellows will work and study in residence at one or more of four approved DOE NNSA facilities for a minimum of two 12-week periods. This residency requirement opens compelling research opportunities to students and their advisors, including access to unique DOE NNSA experimental and computing facilities.”
Luoma was awarded the fellowship for his proposal on structured laser targets for advanced radiation sources, and he will be working with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to collaborate on this project.
For more information about the program, visit the DOE NNSA LRGF website.