The Office of Science of the Department of Energy is pleased to announce that 84 scientists from across the nation have been selected to receive funding as part of DOE’s 2018 Early Career Research Program – including 30 from DOE’s national laboratories and 54 from U.S. universities. The program, now in its ninth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. (

Dr. Xu is honored to receive this prestigious award and is excited about carrying out research to understand mesoscale defect interaction mechanisms in structural alloys

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