February 3, 2017
Ivy Krystal Jones is a postdoc working in the High Pressure Physics/Physics (Materials Science) Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate.
Jones received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Tuskegee University, a master's in biotechnology and chemical sciences from Roosevelt University, a master's in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University, and a master's and Ph.D. in physics from Hampton University.
"I'm working on fabricating functionally graded solid-state laser gain media via direct ink writing and transparent ceramic processing."
January 27, 2017
Tom Braun is a graduate scholar at Lawrence Livermore working in the Nanoscale Integration Science and Technology, Materials Science Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate.
Braun received his master's degree in physics from Technical University Munich, Germany and his Ph.D. in materials science from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
"My research focuses on the integration of nanostructured materials into functional devices. Specifically, I am working on the fabrication of functional, uniform thin film coatings on spherical surfaces. When certain nanoporous coatings are applied on the inside of a sphere, for example, they become very interesting to the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) community since they can be used as a surrogate for cryogenic deuterium-tritium (DT) fuel ice layers, or to bring dopants for diagnostics and nuclear physics experiments in direct contact with the DT fuel."