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Josef Sorenson wins US DOE Graduate Student Research Award

Josef Sorenson
Josef Sorenson

May 8, 2024: UNM Physics Graduate student Josef Sorenson has been selected to receive the US Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award to pursue his PhD this summer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) with his proposal "Co-design of sensors and electronics for 4D trackers" on experiments involving the readout electronics on sensors for the ATLAS experiment, which measures high energy proton collisions.

Josef started researching with the ATLAS group at UNM in Fall 2021. Last year, Josef also won the U.S. Department of Energy and the Istituto Nazionale de Fisica Nucleare (DOE-INFN) Summer Students Exchange Scholarship.

The SCGSR recognizes his outstanding academic accomplishments, the merit of his research proposal and reflects his potential to make important contributions to the mission of the DOE Office of Science.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students' overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities. The award amount is a monthly stipend up to $3,000 for living expenses and an additional $2,000 for travel.

More details at DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.

Congratulations!

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