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The Mission of msa

Materials Science of Actinides

The mission of the MSA is to conduct transformative research in the actinide sciences with full integration of experimental and computational approaches, and an emphasis on research questions that are important to the energy future of the nation.  Workforce development is a motivating goal of this university-based center.

Research themes in msa

1. Complex Actinide Materials 
       Theme Lead: Alexandra Navrotsky, University of California - Davis

2. Nanoscale Actinide Materials
      Theme Lead: Peter C. Burns, University of Notre Dame

3. Actinide Materials in Extreme Environments
​      Theme Lead: Rodney C. Ewing, University of Michigan
Funded by the Office of Science 
Basic Energy Sciences
U.S. Department of Energy


Rod Ewing named the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security at Stanford University

Recent msa news

Nanocluster energetics paper featured on cover of Chemistry A European Journal