Los Alamos National LaboratoryFUTURE: Fundamental Understanding of Transport Under Reactor Extremes
An Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences


News about the people and science of FUTURE.


  • Director
  • Blas Uberuaga
  • LANL
  • (505) 667-9105
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  • Deputy Director
  • Peter Hosemann
  • UC Berkeley
  • (510) 717-5752
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  • Technical Project Manager
  • Sabrina Hadinoto
  • LANL
  • (505) 396-1091
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Programmatic, Scientific, and Individual Recognition

  • (July, 2022) Angelica Lopez Morales, a FUTURE EFRC graduate student, has successfully defended her PhD and will be graduating from NCSU in August 2022.
  • (May, 2022) Yong Wang and Djamel Kaoumi, senior FUTURE EFRC members, presented on research capabilities at the International Conference on Accelerators for Research and Sustainable Development, an IAEA conference in Vienna, Austria.
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  • (May, 2022) Farida Selim, a FUTURE EFRC Thrust Lead, was promoted to full professor at Bowling Green State University in April 2022, three years from her promotion to associate professor in 2019.
  • (April, 2022) Franziska Schmidt, a FUTURE EFRC graduate student, was hooded on May 18th during the doctoral ceremony in the Greek Theater at UC Berkeley and will complete her PhD in Nuclear Engineering in Fall 2022.
  • (March, 2022) Ho Lun Chan, a FUTURE EFRC graduate student at the University of Virginia, won first prize in the Harvey Hero Prize for Applied Corrosion Technology, at the AMPP 2022 conference, for his work in linking corrosion transport to microstructure and to electrochemistry.

  • (February, 2022) Farida Selim, a FUTURE Thrust Lead, led an publication, "The mechanism behind the high radiation tolerance of Fe-Cr alloys," that was selected by the Journal of Applied Physics as an Editor's Pick.
  • (February, 2022) Peter Hosemann, FUTURE's Deputy Director, was awarded a 2022 Brimacombe medal from the Minerals, Metals & Materials society (TMS). This award recognizes individuals with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering who have a record of continuing service to the profession
  • (February, 2022) Ho Lun Chan's poster submission, "SPG-35: Discovering the Corrosion Mechanism of Chromium in High-temperature LiF-NaF-KF Molten Salts for Gen-IV Molten Salts Reactor Applications," has won the graduate division of the SMD Technical Division Student Poster Contest at the 2022 TMS conference.
  • (2019) Amitava Banerjee, a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on the modeling of metal/oxide interfaces, was selected as a LANL Director's Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • (March 11, 2019) Mark Asta, FUTURE's Modeling Thrust Co-Lead, professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Materials Sciences Division Director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was awarded the TMS William Hume-Rothery Award 2019