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MSCE Professor receives three awards to further research on advanced alternative energy solutions and additive manufacturing


Trelewicz at the Innovation and Discovery Building: the future home of his new lab for exploring radiation effects in materials

Jason Trelewicz, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering , has received three awards totalling $1.89 million to support his research on advanced materials for carbon-neutral energy technologies and additive metal manufacturing.

Trelewicz has received $950,000 from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Basic Energy Sciences Program for the study of fundamental irradiation effects in a unique class of stabilized nano-alloys, which hold promise as high-performance structural materials for next-generation nuclear technologies. He has also received $482,000 as an augmentation to his current ARPA-E award from June, 2019.  This project was originally funded at $2.14 million, but expanded through this augmentation to allow the project team,including SBU Co-PIs Lance Snead and David Sprouster, to scale manufacturing of the materials and understand their stability in a reactor environment. In addition, he has been awarded $460,000 for tailoring performance in additively manufactured stainless steels from the Office of Naval Research.  

Trelewicz holds a joint appointment in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS). His research explores the science of interface engineered alloys using in situ and analytical characterization tools coupled with large-scale atomistic simulations to design materials for extreme environment applications. He received the 2017 DOE Early Career Award and 2016 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award . He is an alum of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (BE 2004), and MIT (PhD 2008).
For more information on Professor Trelewicz’s research, visit his group’s webpage:  Engineered Microstructures and Radiation Effects Laboratory (EMREL).