DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects Jordan as Outstanding Student

May 12, 2020

Matthew Jordan headshotBATON ROUGE, LA – Chemical Engineering PhD student Matthew Jordan is one of 62 graduate students from across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science for its Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program’s 2019 Solicitation 2 cycle.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate students to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined period ranging from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

Jordan, a Pittsburgh, Texas-native, will conduct his research at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois on “Fundamental Electrochemistry Related to Energy Transduction, Storage, Chemical Conversion, and Corrosion.” He is the only student from a Louisiana-based institution to be selected for the program this cycle.

“The SCGSR Program allows me to conduct one year of my doctoral research with access to the state-of-the-art facilities at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL),” Jordan said. “ANL invented the technology of resin wafer electrodeionization and has many specialized capabilities and equipment for electrochemical separations. The mentorship under Dr. Yupo Lin will provide expert training in electrodeionization and I will be able to network with other leading scientists in my area. Ultimately, from this opportunity I will gain firsthand experience in what a career as a staff scientist at a national laboratory is like.”

“These graduate student awards prepare young scientists for STEM careers critically important to the DOE mission and the advancement of American science and technology,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. “We are proud of the accomplishments these outstanding awardees have already made and look forward to following their achievements in the years to come. They represent the future leadership and innovation that will allow American science and engineering to excel in the 21st century.”

Graduate students currently pursuing PhD degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science are eligible to apply to the SCGSR program. The research projects are expected to advance the graduate awardees’ overall doctoral research and training while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities only available at the DOE laboratories.

Awardees were selected from a diverse pool of university-based graduate applicants. Selection was based on merit peer review by external scientific experts.


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