Awards to NSSC Personnel from 2016 – 2021:

Jake Tibbetts UCB Graduate Student
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ 2020 Leonard M. Rieser Award
Daniel Rustrom UTK Graduate Student
2020 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Award Winner
Mariah Rameriez TAMU Graduate Student
NSSPI Students Receive Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowship https://nsspi.tamu.edu/nsspi-students-receive-seaborg-institute-summer-research-fellowship/
August Ridenour GWU Graduate Student
American Institute of Chemists Graduate Award, American Institute of Chemists, May/2020
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Graduate Student
Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards – First Place in the Open Competition for the category of Material Protection, Control, and Accountancy (instrumentation, detectors, and sensors for safeguards and nonproliferation); Awarding Institution: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Technology Research and Development; Month/Year: June 2020
James Louis Jean UNLV Graduate Student
Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards Awards, 1st place winner in Material Recovery and Waste Form Development, US DOE, June 2020
Andrew Reddie UCB Graduate Student
Krulak Center Non-Resident Fellowship (Marine Corps University) June 2020
Charlie Cummings UCB Undergraduate
Berkeley Physics Undergraduate Research Scholar, UC Berkeley, 12/2019
Andrew Reddie UCB Postdoc
2020-2021 Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow.
James Louis Jean UNLV Graduate Student
1st place for the 2020 Fuel Cycle Innovation Award, material and recovery section
Katherine Thornock UNLV Graduate Student
Seaborg Summer Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bethany Goldblum UCB Faculty
Corones Award – https://www.krellinst.org/about-krell/news-events/goldblum-corones-award
Jake Tibbetts UCB Undergraduate
Best Student Game at the 2019 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge
Kevin Glennon TAMU Graduate Student
Grad. Glennon, Kevin. Outstanding Presentation in Chemistry. Los Alamos National Laboratory, August 2019.
Kevin Glennon TAMU Graduate Student
Seaborg Fellowship. Los Alamos National Laboratory, June to October 2019.
Tim Genda UCB Graduate Student
Graduate Research Scholar Appointment – LLNL
Daine Danielson UCD Undergraduate
2019 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Award Winners Announced
Kevin Glennon TAMU Graduate Student
Seaborg Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Summer 2019.
Jake Hecla, Rebecca Krentz-Wee, and Andrew Reddie UCB Graduate Student
Honorable mention in the National Science Policy Network Writing Competition with their article concerning the future of nuclear command, control, and communication to appear in a forthcoming Journal of Science Policy and Governance.​
Eric Matthews UCB Graduate Student
Best National Laboratory Collaboration, UPR 2019, 06/2019
Rebecca Krentz Wee UCB Graduate Student
Best Oral Presentation, UPR 2019, 06/2019
Milos Atz UCB Graduate Student
Roy G. Post Nuclear Waste Management Graduate Scholarship. Roy G. Post Foundation, March, 2019.
Angela Simone UTK Graduate Student
Extraordinary Professional Promise Citation, April 2019
Andrew Reddie UCB Graduate Student
University of California Post-Doctoral Fellowship, September 2019, Faculty: Vinod K. Aggarwal
Emily Vu UCB Undergraduate
Best Presentation in Mathematics and Computation.
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Graduate Student
Integrated University Program (IUP) 3 Year Graduate Fellowship, award by DOE-NE, March 2019.
Mariya Zhuravleva UTK Faculty NSF Career Award
Mara Grinder MSU Graduate Student
Grad. Grinder, Mara. Travel and Research Enhancement Funds, Graduate School at Michigan State University, Oct. 2018
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Undergraduate
Undergrad. Rutstrom, Daniel, “Optimizing Europium Concentration and Investigating New Activators for Cs​4S​ rI​6​ and Cs​4C​ aI​6 Scintillators” AACG-SE and Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM Student Poster Night. Awards: 3rd place in crystal growth category, 1st place undergrad
Adriana Ureche UCB Graduate Student
Grad. Adriana Ureche, Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant, UC Berkeley, Oct 2018.
Daniel Hellfeld UCB Graduate Student
Grad. Hellfeld, Daniel. Best paper award (radiation detection), UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering, December 2018.
Barbara Jacak UCB Faculty
2018 APS Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics
Daniel Hellfeld UCB Graduate Student
2018 Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant
Nanthakishore Makeswaran MSI-NSSC1 Graduate Student
2018 Dr. W. Moeller Award from the International Society for Nuclear Air Treatment Technology (ISNATT)
Vincent Fischer UCD Postdoc
Neutrino Physics Center Fellowship, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, May 2018.
Tyler Jordan UCB Graduate Student
Best National Laboratory Collaboration for the NSSC, University Program Review. June 2018.
Teal Pershing UCD Graduate Student
Best Oral Presentation from NSSC. University Program Review (UPR), NNSA, June 2018.
Sandra Bogetic UCB Graduate Student
“Lawrence Livermore Scholar Graduate Fellowship”, LLNL, October 2018;
Roy Ready MSU Graduate Student
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
Natalie Johns UNLV Undergraduate
UNLV Office of Undergraduate Research Award
Mairead Montague UCB Undergraduate
Visiting Faculty Research Fellowship, Oak Ridge Associated Universities. June 2018.
Mairead Montague UCB Undergraduate
Tennessee Graduate Fellowship of Excellence, University of Tennessee Knoxville. May 2018.
Nanthakishore Makeswaran UTEP Graduate Student
Dr. W. Moeller Award
Katherine Thornock UNLV Graduate Student
Best Poster at the University Program Review (UPR), NNSA from NSSC, June 2018.
Jiang Zirui UCB Undergraduate
Deptartment Citation
Jason Richards UNLV Graduate Student
First Place Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Award, DOE-NE, May 2017
Jason Matheny UTK Undergraduate
Top Junior Academic Award, UTK, April 2017
James Louis Jean UNLV Graduate Student
Seaborg Summer Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, June 2018.
Jacob Cutter UCD Graduate Student
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Fellowship
Eric Matthews UCB Graduate Student
National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship, Livermore NNSA field office
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Undergraduate
Undergraduate Research Travel Grant to attend the SORMA conference. Office of Undergraduate Research (UTK). April 2018.
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Undergraduate
Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D – Competition for Students who Attend Universities with Less than $600M in 2015 Science and Engineering R&D Expenditures. Department of Energy. April 2018.
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Undergraduate
MSE Departmental Awards – Roberto Benson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. UTK Materials Science and Engineering Department. April 2018.
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Undergraduate
Silver Award from the Office of Research and Engagement. EUReCA. Institutions: Tickle College of Engineering (UTK), Office of Undergraduate Research within the Office of Research and Engagement (UTK). April 2018.
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Undergraduate
3rd place in the College of Engineering research category. EUReCA. Institutions: Tickle College of Engineering (UTK), Office of Undergraduate Research within the Office of Research and Engagement (UTK). April 2018.
Daniel Rutstrom UTK Undergraduate
MSE/CMP poster session travel award. UTK, August 2017
Daniel Hellfeld UCB Graduate Student
Runner-up NSS Student Paper Competition, IEEE NSS-MIC, Oct. 2017. ‘Omnidirectional 3D Gamma-ray Imaging with a Free-moving Spherical Active Coded Aperture’
Brian Lenardo UCD Graduate Student
Lawrence Scholar Graduate Fellowship
Angela Simone UTK Graduate Student
Graduate Research Excellence Award, University of Tennessee Department of Nuclear Engineering, April 2018.
UTK Team: Collette, Robyn. Rutstrom ,Daniel. Loyd, Matthew. Stand, Luis. Zhuravleva, Mariya. Melcher, Chuck. UTK Graduate Student
“Investigation of Bi 3+ as an Activator for Scintillation in Lanthanum Halide Compounds”, AACG-SE Student Poster Night, Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM and AACG-SE, November/2016. Awarded 1st Place in the AACG-SE Graduate Student poster contest.
Stephen Parker UCB Graduate Student
Distinguished Student Performance Award, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sandra Bogetic UCB Graduate Student Departmental Virgil Schrock award for Outstanding Mentorship
Roy Ready MSU Graduate Student
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program, September 2017
Michael Nacht UCB Faculty
Carnegie Foundation Award
Michael Martin UCB Undergraduate
Innovation in Nuclear Technology R&D 2017
Kelly Kmak UCB Undergraduate
Glen T. Seaborg Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
Kathy Shield UCB Graduate Student
Nuclear Engineering University Programs Graduate Fellowship, Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy, May 2017.
Josh Brown UCB Graduate Student
“Best National Laboratory Collaboration,” University Program Review Meeting, June 2017.
John Arnold UCB Faculty
Appointed Undergraduate Dean at the UCB College of Chemistry
Issac Meyer UCB Undergraduate
Podium Presentation: Best in Fusion Energy Track at 2017 ANS Student Conference, ANS,
Eric Matthews UCB Graduate Student
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley. March 2018.
Eric Matthews UCB Undergraduate
Christopher Wootton Award
Emily Frame UCB Graduate Student
Best poster award at the 7th International Symposium of the “Phoenix Leader Education Program for Renaissance from Radiation Disaster” “Radiation & Radiation Detection: From Responding to Radiation Disasters to Saving Rhinos”
Daniel Hellfeld UCB Graduate Student
2017 IEEE NSS-MIC Trainee Grant
Daniel Hellfeld UCB Graduate Student
2017 Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant
Daniel Hellfeld UCB Graduate Student
“Best Oral Presentation,” University Program Review Meeting, June 2017.
Cordell Delzer UTK Graduate Student
Best Poster, University Program Review, NNSA, June 2017.
Caroline Hughes UCB Graduate Student
Gold Award for presentation on Human Resources Development in Nuclear Safety, Security, and Safeguards
Brad Sherril MSU Faculty
2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.
Austin Wright UCB Undergraduate
2017 DOE DNN R&D Network Science and Nuclear Nonproliferation Challenge
Andrew Reddie UCB Graduate Student
NSSC PPNT Nuclear Security Scholar

Awards to NSSC Personnel from 2011 – 2016:

Jenna Smith MSU Graduate Student 2012 MSU Alfred J. and Ruth Zeits Endowed Fellowship
Michael Jones MSU Graduate Student 2015 MSU Alfred J. and Ruth Zeits Endowed Fellowship
Adriana Ureche UCB Undergraduate
American Physical Society’s Conference Experience for Undergraduates Lodging and Registration Award (Fall 2014)
Adriana Ureche UCB Undergraduate
Certificate of Completion, International Safeguards Policy and Information—Monterey Institute of International Studies (2014)
Adriana Ureche UCB Undergraduate Dean’s List of Honors—UC Berkeley College of Engineering (Spring 2014)
Adriana Ureche UCB Undergraduate Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant (Fall 2014)
Adriana Ureche UCB Undergraduate Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) Summer Employment Award (2014)
Adriana Ureche UCB Undergraduate Undergraduate Conference Grant, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
Agnieszka Czeszumska UCB Graduate Student Best Poster Award, Advances in Radioactive Isotope Science
Agnieszka Czeszumska UCB Graduate Student Lawrence Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Jan. 2013
Anna Bella Korbatov UCB Undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa 2015
Anna Bella Korbatov UCB Undergraduate Undergraduate Merit Award Certificate from the Institute of International Studies (IIS) at UC Berkeley
Bethany Goldblum UCB Faculty December 2014 Woman Physicist of the Month, Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, American Physical Society
Bethany Goldblum UCB Faculty Featured in American Physical Society’s “Physics in Your Future” Booklet.
Bethany Goldblum UCB Faculty Federation of American Scientists -Fall 2015 Scientist Spotlight (https://fas.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/interviewbg_final.pdf)
Bethany Goldblum UCB Faculty PONI Speakers Bureau
Cameron Bates UCB Graduate Student Lawrence Scholar Fellowship 2012 (LLNL)
Christopher Brand UCB Undergraduate
Wooten Superior Service and Leadership Outstanding Service Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley, May 2015
Daniel Hellfeld UCB Graduate Student JD Williams Best Poster Award. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. July 2015.
Eric Norman UCB Faculty 2012 ANS Presidential Citation for Fukushima Work (the UCB NE Department received this citation)
Eric Norman UCB Faculty Co­recipient of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Physics for his contributions to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.
Eric Norman UCB Faculty Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Oct. 2012
Eric Norman UCB Faculty Science & Technology Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August, 2013
Erika Suzuki UCB Undergraduate Insitute of International Studies Undergraduate Conference Travel Award
Eva Uribe UCB Graduate Student 2013 NSF Fellowship
Gabriel Kaufman UCB Undergraduate Summer 2014 SURF Rose Hills Fellowship
Heino Nitsche UCB Faculty Hevesy Medal Award, 17th Radiochemical Conference, Marianske, Czech Republic, May 11, 2014.
James Bevins UCB Graduate Student UITI Program Review Oral Presentation Award
Jasmina Vujic UCB Faculty 2012 ANS Presidential Citation for Fukushima Work (the UCB NE Department received this citation)
John Ready UCB Graduate Student Virgil Schrock Outstanding Leadership Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley, May 2015.
Jordan Sabella UCB Undergraduate
“Fast neutron activation for post-detonation nuclear forensics,” American Nuclear Society meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2013. 3rd Place Poster.
Josh Brown UCB Graduate Student
Characterizations of neutron detection systems for the National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Student Poster Session, August 7, 2013. Outstanding Poster Award.
Kai Vetter UCB Faculty 2015 ANS Presidential Citation for Fukushima Work (the UCB NE Department received this citation)
Kai Vetter UCB Faculty 2012 ANS Presidential Citation for Fukushima Work (the UCB NE Department received this citation)
Kai Vetter UCB Faculty ANS Presidential Citation
Kai Vetter UCB Faculty APS Fellow
Katy Huff UCB Postdoc
Certificate of Appreciation for Exceptional Effort as the Secretary of the Young Members Group, President M.B. Raap of the American Nuclear Society, June 2014.
Katy Huff UCB Postdoc
Certificate of Appreciation for Exceptional Effort as the Secretary of the Young Members Group, President M.B. Raap of the American Nuclear Society, June/2014
Katy Huff UCB Postdoc
Elected as Vice-Chair of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division, American Nuclear Society, June 2014.
Katy Huff UCB Postdoc
Elected as Vice-Chair of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division, American Nuclear Society, June/2014
Katy Huff UCB Postdoc Proceedings Chair, SciPy Conference
Katy Huff UCB Postdoc Steering Committee Chair, Software Carpentry Foundation
Keenan Thomas UCB Specialist Travel award: Conference on Underground Science at SURF, Rapid City SD
Keenan Thomas UCB Specialist Travel award: LRT2015; Seattle WA
Kelly Rowland UCB Graduate Student Virgil Schrock Oustanding Service Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, May 2015
Lauren Janney UCB Undergraduate
Wooten Superior Service and Leadership Outstanding Service Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley, May 2015
Lee Bernstein UCB Faculty APS Fellow
Lee Bernstein UCB Faculty
External leadership for organizing the new UC branch of the US Nuclear Data Program Data Evaluation for Applied Nuclear Science (DEANS). Physics and Life Sciences Directorate Award, Lawrence! Livermore National Laboratory, September 2015.
Lee Bernstein UCB Faculty Outstanding mentor, Physics and Life Sciences Directorate Award, Lawrence Livermore
Leo Kirsch UCB Graduate Student DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
Mark Swanson UCB Undergraduate
Wooten Superior Service and Leadership Outstanding Service Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley, May 2015
Patricia Schuster UCB Graduate Student Best Presentation Award, ANS Student Conference 2014
Patricia Schuster UCB Graduate Student Best Student Presentation, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Seattle, WA
Per Peterson UCB Faculty 2012 ANS Presidential Citation for Fukushima Work (the UCB NE Department received this citation)
E. B. Norman UCB Faculty Science & Technology Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August, 2013
Rachel Slaybaugh UCB Faculty ANS 2014 Young Member Excellence Award; 2014 ANS Presidential Citation
Rachel Slaybaugh UCB Faculty
Certificate of Governance for serving as the Chair of the NEED Committee, President M.B. Raap of the American Nuclear Society, June 2015.
Rachel Slaybaugh UCB Faculty
Elected as a Member of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division, American Nuclear Society, June 2015.
Ross Barnowski UCB Graduate Student UITI Program Review Oral Presentation Award
Stanley Prussin UCB Faculty 2012 ANS Presidential Citation for Fukushima Work (the UCB NE Department received this citation)
Thomas Hickey UCB Graduate Student Nuclear Scholars Initiative, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Brian Lenardo UCD Graduate Student 2014 Livermore Graduate Scholar Program
Chris Grant UCD Postdoc HEP Intensity Frontier Fellowship Award
Chris Grant UCD Postdoc Intensity Frontier Fellowship, US DOE August
Eric Emdee UCD Undergraduate Saxon Patten Prize
James Morad UCD Graduate Student Office of Science Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship, Department of Energy
James Morad UCD Graduate Student UC Davis/LLNL Joint Mentorship Scholarship
Jonathan Leaf UCD Undergraduate Herbert A. Young Medal for graduating senior in College of Letters and Science
Mani Tripathi UCD Faculty Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research
Mani Tripathi UCD Faculty European Physical Society High Energy and Particle Physics Prize (CMS experiment)
Matthew Syzdagis UCD Postdoc UCD Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research
Nick Walsh UCD Graduate Student UITI Program Review Poster Award
Robert Svoboda UCD Faculty Fellow, American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields
Teal Pershing UCD Graduate Student UC Davis/LLNL Joint Mentorship Fellowship
Amber Hennessy UCI Graduate Student Travel Award, 2015 Women in Nuclear
Christian Bustillos UCI Graduate Student 2014 Seaborg Fellowship
Christian Bustillos UCI Graduate Student 2015 Seaborg Fellowship
Gabrielle Cobos UCI Undergraduate 2016 ANS Robert L. Long Memorial Scholarship Award, American Nuclear Society, June/2015.
George Miller UCI Faculty
USA Representative and Recorder, Technical Meeting at IAEA for formation of Global TRIGA Research Reactor Network, Vienna Austria, Fall 2013
Jennifer Logan UCI Graduate Student NSF Fellowship
Jeremy Pearson UCI Graduate Student 2015 Glen T. Seaborg ANS Congressional Fellow (awarded in 2014)
Ko Nee UCI Graduate Student 2012 Fuel Cycle Innovations Award
Leila Safavi-Tehrani UCI Graduate Student
DOW sustainability fellowship and is currently carrying out an internship at the DOW center for sustainability in Queensland, Australia.
Marie Kirkegaard UCI Undergraduate DHS Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship (currently at University of Tennessee Knoxville)
Quynh Vo UCI Graduate Student 2014 NSF Fellow
Daniel Mast UNLV Graduate Student NEUP Fellowship, 2014
Jaimie Daum UNLV Graduate Student NEUP Fellowship: Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship, 2014
Janelle Droessler UNLV Graduate Student 2013 DOE-Nuclear Energy Innovation Award
Janelle Droessler UNLV Graduate Student
First place award for Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research in the category of Separations and Waste Forms, Winter ANS Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 10-14, 2013.
Janelle Droessler UNLV Graduate Student First place, Separations and Waste Forms category, Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research, 2013.
Ken Czerwinski UNLV Faculty Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013
Ken Czerwinski UNLV Faculty
Visiting Professor University of Warsaw, Lecturer in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Technology Summer School, 2013
Keri Campbell UNLV Graduate Student (Poster) 1st Place Poster Presentation at GLOBAL 2013.
Keri Campbell UNLV Postdoc
Postdoc. Keri! Campbell, Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, September 2015.
Marc Fitzgerald UNLV Graduate Student Lawrence Fellowship, 2014
Ralf Sudowe UNLV Faculty Barrick Scholar’s Award
Brian Wright WUSTL Postdoc Travel Awards for International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences 2015
Lake Wooten WUSTL Graduate Student Travel Awards for International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences 2015
Nora Goscinski WUSTL Graduate Student Travel Awards for International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences 2015
Stacy Queern WUSTL Graduate Student Travel Awards for International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences 2015
Tara Mastren WUSTL Graduate Student Travel Awards for Radiometals 2013
Tolulope Aweda WUSTL Postdoc Travel Awards for Radiometals 2013
Vernal Richards WUSTL Postdoc Travel Award for Radiometals 2013