A Ph.D. candidate in the OSU College of Science has been selected for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research program.

Chemistry student Ian Colliard is one of 62 honorees nationwide, from 50 different universities.

The program’s goal is to prepare graduate students for STEM careers deemed critically important to the Office of Science mission by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories in collaboration with DOE scientists.

The research opportunities advance the students’ thesis work while providing access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at Department of Energy facilities. Students spend between three and 12 months in the program.

Colliard, who is in professor May Nyman’s lab at Oregon State, will study nuclear chemistry and radiochemical separations at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.