Research Experiences




Amelia Hayes

Amelia Hayes

Amelia Hayes joined the Actinide Chemistry and Repository Science Team at the U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office in their efforts to implement variable temperature studies on rock salt. Her research helps scientists predict what water will do if nuclear waste were to heat the surrounding salt, which could ultimately help America in dealing with nuclear waste. Read more....

Karen Simmons

Karen Simmons

As a participant in the U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Fellowship Program, Karen Simmons has been able to continue her research on characterizing microorganisms collected from a salt dome near Los Alamos National Laboratory. Some microorganisms are capable of surviving at extremely high salt concentrations, so her research is helping determine how these microorganisms might interact with substances in the environment. Read more....

Theisen

Philip Theisen

After graduating from Illinois Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering, Philip Theisen looked for opportunities to expand his knowledge and skills with more hands-on experience. Finding and receiving an appointment to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was just what he was looking for. Read more....