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National Laboratory Initiative

NC State actively collaborates with many national laboratories to support our educational mission and further research discovery.

student in a lab

We have formal agreements in place with:

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories

We have active collaborations at many other labs, including:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The National Laboratory Initiative helps facilitate engagements between NC State and the national laboratories, including joint faculty and staff, internships, postdoctoral fellowships, workshops, seminar series, and capstone projects.

NC State, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory unveil new graduate research program

The new Distinguished Graduate Research Program, which is focused on data science, will offer students an opportunity to gain practical experience with real-world projects while pursuing their dissertation research.   

An aerial view of the Richland Campus at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Educational and Career Opportunities

Joint Appointments

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • NC State Department of Computer Science: Xu Liu
  • NC State Department of Nuclear Engineering: Igor Bolotnov, Scott Palmtag
  • NC State Department of Physics: Paul Huffman, Matthew Green, Wenchang Lu
  • NC State Department of Science Molecular and Structural Biochemistry: Flora Meilleur

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • PNNL Applied Statistics and Computational Modeling: Karl Pazdernik, Carlos Ortiz Marrero 
  • PNNL Computing and Analytics Division: Brian Kritzstein 

Idaho National Laboratory

  • NC State Department of Nuclear Engineering: Yousry Azmy, Benjamin Beeler
  • NC State Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering: Daniela Jones
  • INL Reactor and Nuclear Physics: Abderrafi Ougouag
  • INL Nuclear Science and Technology Division: Sebastian Schunert

Savannah River National Laboratory

  • NC State Department of Nuclear Engineering: Rob Hayes

Guest Appointments

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  •  NC State Department of Physics: Jerry Bernholc, Visiting Distinguished Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • NC State Department of Statistics and Office of Research and Innovation: Alyson Wilson, Guest Scientist

The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), is a U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence

TUNL is a consortium of 4 universities: Duke University, NC State University, NC Central University, and the UNC-Chapel Hill. Their mission is to advance the frontiers of nuclear physics and to educate students and young scientists so that they can contribute to society across a wide range of technical fields, including nuclear physics.   

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