Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky (UC Davis) for receiving the 2016 V.M. Goldschmidt Medal. The award recognizes Navrotsky's broad and prolific career that has advanced our understanding of the energetics of Earth materials, specifically the fundamental thermodynamic basis of materials behavior and the implications for a wide range of problems in the geosciences. (Elements Magazine).
Dr. William Casey (UC Davis) for receiving the 2016 C.C. Patterson Metal. The award recognizes Casey's for research addressing environmental geochemistry topics, particularly the development of nuclear magnetic resonance technology, which has opened the door for many fundamental studies in environmental geochemistry. (Elements Magazine).
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1. Nanoscale Cage Clusters
Theme Leads: Peter C. Burns, University of Notre Dame
Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota
2. Complex Ceramic and Metallic Materials
Theme Leads: Alexandra Navrotsky, University of California, Davis
Albert Migliori, Los Alamos National Laboratory
3. Hybrid Actinide Materials
Theme Leads: Christopher Cahill, George Washington University
May Nyman, Oregon State University
4. Actinide Materials in Extreme Environments
Theme Leads: Rodney Ewing, Stanford University
Maik Lang, University of Tennessee
Research themes in msa
The mission of the MSA is to conduct transformative research in the actinide sciences with full integration of experimental and computational approaches, and an emphasis on research questions that are important to the energy future of the nation. Workforce development is a motivating goal of this university-based center.