Two UT graduate students, including NE’s Igor Gussev, have received Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) awards. Since its inception in 2014, UT ranks number one in the country for SCGSR awards with 19 recipients.
“I am proud to celebrate our graduate students’ accomplishments,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Matthew Mench. “This recognition by the Office of Science is an indication of the high caliber students UT is able to attract, the dedication of our faculty mentors, and our vibrant research community.”
Gussev is a third-year PhD student. His research explores the atomic-scale structure of glasses and ceramics under extreme conditions, and evaluates the potential implications for nuclear energy technologies. Funding provided by the SCGSR award will allow him the opportunity to conduct research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, collaborating with experts on advanced modeling techniques to gain further insight into the fundamental disordering mechanisms in ceramics and glasses.
“It is a great honor for me that my research approach was selected for this award, and I am looking forward to advancing my experimental skills with state-of-the art modeling,” Gussev said.