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First cohort chosen for PNNL-WSU graduate research

WSU and PNNL leadership with graduate students.

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have selected the first group of students for the PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program. » More …

March 21: PNNL, WSU join to address research challenges

PULLMAN, Wash. – The deputy director of science and technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will discuss the impact of PNNL’s research collaborations with Washington State University at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Goertzen Hall 21. A reception will be at 3 p.m. in the Goertzen atrium. » More …

WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and alumnus Yong Wang has won the American Chemical Society’s annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division fellow award. A symposium in his honor will be held during the society’s national meeting in New Orleans in March. » More …

Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods. » More …

Cybersecurity program in the works at WSU Tri-Cities

By Cameron Probert, Tri-City Herald

computerRICHLAND, Wash. – More classes in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity are planned at Washington State University Tri-Cities, which also intends to hire a faculty member by next fall, said Joseph Iannelli, founding executive director of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. » More …

Student works to boost renewable energy in Philippines

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

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Elmar Villota

RICHLAND, Wash. – In Elmar Villota’s home country of the Philippines, as much as 15 percent of households do not have electricity. Villota, a doctoral student in biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is motivated to close that gap with renewable energy. » More …

Finding could improve nuclear reactors, detectors

plutonium-from-pnnlRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University physics instructor and undergraduate have taken part in a study aimed at getting a better understanding of plutonium, a complex element with far-ranging applications in the fields of energy, security and the environment. » More …

Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Aurora-Clark,-left,-and-Sue-ClarkPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time. » More …

Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Blass-sample-from-Broborg-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The modern challenge of nuclear waste storage and disposal has researchers at Washington State University looking back at ancient materials from around the world. » More …

Environmental scientist receives Alumni Achievement Award

Martin-alumni-award-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Wayne J. Martin, recently retired from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as acting chief operations officer for national security directorate, was honored Friday with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of career achievements, mentorship of aspiring scientists and service to education in the Tri-Cities community. » More …