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Trelewicz Receives $1.89M to Support Carbon-Neutral Energy Research

Jason Trelewicz

Jason Trelewicz, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, has received three awards totaling $1.89 million to support his research on advanced materials for carbon-neutral energy technologies and additive metal manufacturing.

Jason Trelewicz
Trelewicz at the Innovation and Discovery Building, the future home of his new lab for exploring radiation effects in materials

Trelewicz has received $950,000 from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Basic Energy Sciences Program for the study of fundamental irradiation effects in a unique class of stabilized nano-alloys, which hold promise as high-performance structural materials for next-generation nuclear technologies. He has also received $482,000 as an augmentation to his current ARPA-E award from June, 2019. This project was originally funded at $2.14 million, but expanded through this augmentation to allow the project team, including SBU Co-PIs Lance Snead and David Sprouster, to scale manufacturing of the materials and understand their stability in a reactor environment. In addition, he has been awarded $460,000 for tailoring performance in additively manufactured stainless steels from the Office of Naval Research.

Trelewicz holds a joint appointment in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. His research explores the science of interface engineered alloys using in situ and analytical characterization tools coupled with large-scale atomistic simulations to design materials for extreme environment applications. He received the 2017 DOE Early Career Award and 2016 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. He is an alum of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (BE 2004), and MIT (PhD 2008).

For more information on Professor Trelewicz’s research, visit his group’s webpage: Engineered Microstructures and Radiation Effects Laboratory.

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