Twelve research projects have been chosen for funding as part of The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office’s multi-element program to increase engagement between researchers from the A&M System and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
Researchers could apply for funding in two different categories: developmental fellowships and research projects.
Developmental fellowships are designed to formally initiate a research project between A&M System faculty and LANL researchers who have already identified a mutual interest. This is a one-year proposal submitted annually each fall.
Research projects are designed for A&M System researchers who have mature ties with LANL collaborators and have identified research topics suitable for a joint effort and joint funding from the A&M System and LANL. These are up to four-year awards, and proposals are accepted annually each fall.
The following funded proposals were selected after undergoing a review process that involved numerous technical experts from the A&M System and LANL.
- Swaroop Darbha, J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Harsha Nagarajan, LANL
“Modeling and Discrete Optimization Algorithms for Robust Complex Networks”
- Ibrahim Karaman, Amine Benzerga and Alan Needleman, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and Ricardo Lebensohn, LANL
“Design of Novel Thermo-Mechanical Processing Approaches Using Inverse Optimization for Light-Weighting”
- Rupak Mahapatra, Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Richard Van de Water, Steven Elliott, William Louis and Rajan Gupta, LANL
“Los Alamos A&M Dark-Matter and Neutrino Alliance”
- Narasimha Reddy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Brad Settlemyer and Gary Grider, LANL
“Key-Value Storage Systems for HPC”
- Lin Shao and Frank Garner, Department of Nuclear Engineering; and Stuart A. Maloy, LANL
“Advanced Reactor Structural Materials Under Extreme Radiation Conditions”
- Sherry Yennello, Lauren (Heilborn) McIntosh and Evgeny Tereshatov, Cyclotron Institute; and Jonathan D. Burns, Nuclear Education and Science Center; Eva Birnbaum, Michael Fassbender, Etienne Vermeulen and Stosh Kozimor, LANL
“Production of Radioisotopes (At-211 + Tb-149) for Cancer Therapy”
- Karim Ahmed, Department of Nuclear Engineering (PI); and Anders David Ragnar Andersson, LANL
“Quantitative Mesoscale Modeling of High Burn-Up Structure (HBS) Formation and Evolution in UO2”
- Carlos Bertulani, Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Physics and Astronomy (PI); and Eddy Timmermans, LANL
“Study Of Dilute Gas Bose_Einstein Condensates”
- Matthias Katzfuss, Department of Statistics (PI); and Earl Lawrence, LANL
“Scalable Gaussian-Process Methods for the Analysis of Computer Experiments”
- Michael Nippe, Department of Chemistry (PI); and Stosh Kozimor, LANL
“Correlating f-block Covalency with Magnetic Exchange in Actinide-Lanthanide Heterometallics: Towards Highly Anisotropic 5f-4f Spin Systems”
- Sarah Wolff, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (PI); and Don Brown, Samantha Lawrence and Adam Wachtor, LANL
“Characterizing Components from the Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Additive Manufacturing Process for New Materials”
- Yu Xuan (Kelvin) Xie, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (PI); and Arul Kumar Mariyappan, LANL
“Characterizing, Understanding and Predicting the Deformation Mechanisms of Metallic Systems”