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EMREL's Prof. Snead, Prof. Sprouster, and Prof. Trelewicz receive DOE ARPA-E MEITNER research grant.
December 2018
This substantial DOE ARPA-E award of $2,640,000 will be used toward fundamental materials research in understanding "Technology Enabling Zero-EPZ Micro Modular Reactors" for nuclear applications.

Prof. Trelewicz presents an invited talk at the Fall MRS Meeting.
November 2018
Jason's presentation highlighted our work on "Interfacial Plasticity and Strain Delocalization in Metallic Nanoglasses".

Jonathan presents a poster at the Fall MRS Meeting .  
November 2018
Jonathan's poster highlighted our work on "Shear Band Nucleation and Propagation in Metallic Glass Matrix Composites".

Prof. Trelewicz presents a talk at the 2018 NuMat Conference .
October 2018
Jason presentation highlighted our work on "Controlling Stability and Radiation Tolerance in Nanocrystalline Tungsten through Grain Boundary Doping".

Streit presents a poster at the 2018 NuMat Conference .
October 2018
Streit's poster highlighted our work on "The Role of Grain Boundary Defects in the Mechanical Behavior of Helium Implanted Nanocrystalline Tungsten".

Jonathan presents a talk at the Fall Materials Science and Technology Conference (MS&T). 
October 2018
Jonathan's presentation highlighted our work on "Quantifying the Mechanisms of Strain Delocalization in Metallic Glass Matrix Composites through Nanoindentation".

Prof. Trelewicz receives research grant from the National Science Foundation.
August 2018
This award of $499,965 will be used toward fundamental materials research in "Irradiation Induced Softening in Nanocrystalline BCC Metals".

Prof. Trelewicz receives Office of Naval Research research grant in collaboration with Prof. Gary Halada and Prof. Guha Manogharan's group at Penn State University.
July 2018
This award of $125,480 will be used toward fundamental materials research in "Enhancing the Corrosion Resistance of Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel".

Bin's paper "Design of Crystalline-Amorphous Nanolaminates Using Deformation Mechanisms Maps" published in Acta Materialia.
July 2018
In this study, MD simulations are employed to map the influence of microstructural length scales on the underlying deformation mechanisms with an explicit connection to the mechanical properties of crystalline-amorphous nanolaminates.

Princeton University features EMNL's collaboration with Prof. Bruce Koel's research group.
May 2018
Working with Prof. Bruce Koel and Dr. Luxherta Buzi, we explored deuterium and helium retention in nanocrystalline tungsten alloys under plasma conditions.  Princeton undergraduate Meagan Yeh conducted the work with Dr. Buzi as part of her senior thesis.  Further information can be found HERE

Prof. Trelewicz presents invited talk at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
May 2018
Jason's presentation discussed our work on “Solute Stabilized Nanocrystalline Metals: Alloy Design and the Role of Grain Boundaries in Damage Accumulation”.

Prof. Trelewicz presents invited talk at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
April 2018
Jason’s presentation highlighted our research on “Designing Crystalline-Amorphous Nanolaminates Against Strain Localization Using Deformation Maps”.

Prof. Trelewicz presents invited talk to the Engineering Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
April 2018
Jason’s talk discussed our work on “Controlling Deformation Behavior in Nanocrystalline Alloys through Grain Boundary Engineering”.

Prof. Trelewicz presents talk at the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society Meeting.
March 2018
Jason’s talk highlighted our work on “The Influence of Grain Boundary Segregation on the Deformation Behavior of Nanocrystalline Metals".

In collaboration with Prof. Anatoly Frenkle's group, Bin's paper, "Investigation of Periodically Driven Systems by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy using Asynchronous Data Collection Mode" published in Review of Scientific Instruments.
March 2018
Using our nanocrystalline Ni-W alloy as a model material, the team demonstrated a setup for modulation excitation spectroscopy experiments at the Inner Shell Spectroscopy beamline of National Synchrotron Light Source - II.  A computer algorithm and dedicated software were developed for asynchronous data processing and analysis. We demonstrate the reconstruction of X-ray absorption spectra for different time points within the modulation pulse using a model system.

Prof. Trelewicz presents invited talk at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
March 2018
Jason’s talk highlighted our work on “Combating Instabilities in Nanocrystalline Tungsten through Grain Boundary Doping" .

Prof. Trelewicz presents an invited talk to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara .
February 2018
Jason’s presentation discussed “The Future of Plasma Facing Materials: Solute Stabilized Nanocrystalline Tungsten Alloys”.

Prof. Trelewicz presents  an invited talk to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida Gainesville.
February 2018
Jason’s talk discussed our work on “Exploring Nanocrystalline Tungsten for Fusion Energy Platforms”.

Prof. Trelewicz presents an invited talk to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Cailifornia Irvine.
February 2018
Jason’s talk highlighted our work on “Exploring Nanocrystalline Tungsten for Fusion Energy Platforms”.

Streits's paper "Softening due to Grain Boundary Cavity Formation and its Competition with Hardening in Helium Implanted Nanocrystalline Tungsten" published in Scientific Reports.
February 2018
In this study, we explore the impact of defect microstructures on the mechanical behavior of helium ion implanted nanocrystalline tungsten through nanoindentation.

Olivia's paper "Solute Stabilization of Nanocrystalline Tungsten Against Abnormal Grain Growth" published as an Invited Feature Article in the Journal of Materials Research.
January 2018
This paper explores microstructure and phase evolution in magnetron sputtered nanocrystalline tungsten and tungsten alloy thin films through in situ TEM annealing experiments.