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Christian Juillerat ’16 recognized by US Department of Energy

Christian Juillerat ’16, a PhD student in chemistry at the University of South Carolina, has been awarded a first place prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards sponsored by the US Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Technology R&D.

Juillerat’s award is in the Open Competition in the category of Used Fuel Disposition. Her award-winning research paper, “Overstepping Lӧwenstein’s Rule—a Route to Unique Aluminophosphate Frameworks with 3D Salt-Inclusion and Ion Exchange Properties,” was published in the journal Inorganic Chemistry in December 2018. 

At Lake Forest College, Juillerat double majored in chemistry and physics and minored in music. 

The Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards program presented 25 prizes in 2019 for student publications relevant to innovative nuclear technology. The award program is designed to honor graduate and undergraduate students for innovative nuclear-technology-relevant research publications, demonstrate the Department of Energy’s commitment to higher education in nuclear-technology-relevant disciplines, and support communications among university students and Department of Energy representatives.

For more information on the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards program, click here.