Nuclear faculty win funding for radiochemistry program

Mark Jensen, Jenifer BraleyThe U.S. Department of Energy will fund the first two years of graduate study for eight radiochemistry students at Colorado School of Mines, in an effort to meet the growing demand for scientists trained in the chemical study of radioactive elements.

The traineeship program is a partnership between the Nuclear Science and Engineering program at Mines, Washington State University and the Idaho, Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

Chemistry Professor Mark Jensen and Assistant Professor Jenifer Braley are co-principal investigators for the program and will receive just under $800K to support their traineeship goals. The total award is valued at up to $3 million.

The Department of Energy has critical needs in the areas of nuclear energy and environmental management, and will need radiochemistry expertise for decades to come to support the nation's energy and security interests.

Contact:
Mark Ramirez, Communications Manager, College of Applied Science & Engineering | 303-384-2622 | ramirez@mines.edu
Ashley Spurgeon, Editorial Assistant, Mines magazine | 303-273-3959 | aspurgeon@mines.edu