DOE awards GW $12.5m for Center of Excellence

October 15, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has designated four new Centers of Excellence at universities across the nation as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program, awarding $40.5 million to the centers to advance nuclear stockpile science. 

Under a cooperative agreement with NNSA, GW will receive $12.5 million over five years to manage the Capital/DOE Alliance Center (CDAC).  CDAC researches high pressure science and technology under Dr. Russell Hemley’s leadership.  Dr. Hemley’s students seek to enhance understanding of a broad range of materials in extreme pressure-temperature regimes and to integrate and coordinate static compression, dynamic compression, and theoretical studies of materials.  The other three universities that received NNSA Centers of Excellence awards are Texas A&M ($12.5 million), University of California, San Diego ($10.5 million), and University of Michigan ($5 million).