Celebrating six decades of nuclear research

After more than 60 years of operation, Washington State University’s nuclear reactor continues to play an important role advancing scientific research both in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. The Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics (TRIGA) reactor generates 1 million watts (1 MW) of power annually. It first went critical in 1961 and remains […]

Joint seminar series on data science

Washington State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently kicked off the new Discuss, Discourse, Disseminate with Data (D4) joint seminar series. During the coming months, faculty and scientists from WSU and PNNL will provide short synopses of their data work and host an open discussions to encourage research collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Chemist named as a AAAS Fellow

Professor Aurora Clark and three other WSU colleagues were recently elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a high honor recognizing their contributions to science and technology. Clark’s research includes modeling of complex, multicomponent solutions, providing the basic science needed to help solve many industrial problems. Her work has […]

WSU, PNNL strengthen nuclear science research, education ties

Embracing the ‘power of partnerships,’ the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University announced the formation of the WSU-PNNL Institutes — a collection of three joint institutes that will advance science and technology in nuclear science and technology, advanced grid and bioproducts. In a ceremony on April 3 at WSU Tri-Cities, […]

Aurora Clark joins National Academies Committee

Aurora Clark, WSU chemistry profesor and deputy director of the IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee. The committee 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 […]

Sue Clark appointed to DOE environmental committee

Sue Clark, an internationally recognized leader in the nuclear sciences, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee to evaluate the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup technology development efforts. Clark, a Regents Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at WSU, also serves as Chief Science and Technology Officer for Energy and […]

Biology graduate earns internship at PNNL, working to combat cancer

Vincent Danna (’17) was in middle school when he lost all of his hair. He suffers from a condition known as alopecia universalis, which is when the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. His personal struggle led him to want to become a dermatologist and help those who experience serious skin diseases and other […]

WSU joins National Nuclear Security Administration Center of Excellence

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is part of a new $12.5 million National Nuclear Security Administration Actinide Center of Excellence devoted to research in actinide and nuclear chemistry. Based at the University of Notre Dame, the Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE) is tasked with research that is important for stockpile stewardship — the certification […]