James Boncella, a professor of chemistry at Washington State University (WSU) with a joint appointment at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), was recently named director of the WSU-PNNL Nuclear Science and Technology Institute.
The WSU-PNNL Nuclear Science and Technology Institute was established in 2018 as one of three WSU-PNNL institutes, along with the WSU-PNNL Bioproducts Institute and the WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute.
The joint institutes bring together complementary expertise and resources of the partner institutions to address significant scientific and engineering challenges, and each institute has its unique focus area. The WSU-PNNL Nuclear Science and Technology Institute aims to understand and control how materials evolve in radiation environments to prevent the use of illicit nuclear materials, resolve issues in nuclear waste management, and advance next-generation nuclear energy.
To read more about Boncella’s appointment, please visit https://news.wsu.edu/2019/11/27/wsu-pnnl-nuclear-institute-appoints-renowned-chemist-new-director/.