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Targeted Research Directions

Distinguished Staff Fellowship candidates must demonstrate their ability to contribute to one (or more) of the following research areas:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Breakthrough nuclear technologies and systems
  • Complexity in biological and environmental systems
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Development and manufacturing of integrated energy systems
  • Discovery and design of new materials and chemical processes for energy
  • Isotope production and applications
  • Quantitative biology and genome security
  • Quantum materials and information sciences
  • Scaling computing and data analytics to exascale and beyond
  • Science and applications of neutron scattering
  • Science and technology to address complex security challenges


“Of the commodities necessary for establishing and nurturing the scholarly tradition, I would place money a poor third to time and brains.”

- Alvin M. Weinberg