Nick Thiros, UM BRIDGES Graduate Student, receives NSF award

mining in the high mountains

 From Nick Thiros, UM BRIDGES Graduate Student:

"I am thrilled to have received an award from the National Science Foundation to complete an internship at Sandia National Lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I will be studying the impacts that the nuclear fuel cycle can have on groundwater quality.  In particular, this internship will be focused on incorporating novel tracer methods into subsurface reactive transport models to increase our ability to accurately forecast the migration of radionuclides in the environment. I will be working with the Applied Systems Analysis and Research Group at Sandia who have expertise in quantifying the long-term fate of radionuclides that are released into the subsurface.  My work at Sandia will include both modeling and experimental research for current nuclear waste disposal projects.  This opportunity will expose me to the United States’ Advanced Disposal System Model that is used to study and characterize potential sites for long-term nuclear waste repositories."