DAVIS, Calif.; September 13, 2016—Daniel M. Dryden is a Ph.D. candidate in the UC Davis Department of Materials Science & Engineering supervised by Professor Saif Islam. Dryden has been accepted to the prestigious Livermore Graduate Scholar Program. This fellowship is granted to approximately ten Ph.D. students from UC campuses per year to complete their doctoral research at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). The program provides up to four years of funding for each researcher, as well as access to the world-class resources and laboratories available at LLNL.
The Scholar Program is characterized by close collaboration between the student, their academic advisor and a technical advisor at LLNL. This program also encourages close collaboration between LLNL and the student’s home institution. Dryden will start working in LLNL in September 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca J. Nikolic.
Since its founding in 1952, LLNL has become a leading applied science laboratory with the mission of utilizing cutting-edge science and technology to enhance the nation’s security. For nearly 40 years the Livermore Graduate Scholar Program and its predecessors have been a valuable tool in recruiting the nation’s top researchers to work in partnership with LLNL for the duration of their doctoral research and beyond. These researchers often find employment with the lab as well as its academic partners, fellow laboratories, and industrial collaborators.