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Environmental Extremes: Building a New Research Partnership between the University of Nevada Reno and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Active Dates 9/1/2022-5/31/2024
Program Area Atmospheric System Research
Project Description
The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) at the Pacific Northwest National laboratory (PNNL) are creating a new collaborative research program connecting scientists and research faculty at the two institutions. This research partnership is designed to increase the capabilities and velocities of both institutions by developing long-term relationships between researchers from each institution, exposing university researchers to the deep capacities of the DOE National Laboratories and user facilities, and establishing a pipeline of skilled and experienced graduate students and postdoctoral researchers ready to work alongside DOE scientists to take on grand challenge science problems. An important objective will be to expose the university researchers to DOE’s advanced user facilities hosted at PNNL: the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement facility. The collaboration is organized around two initial research focus areas: Wildfire Risk and Resilience and Mountain Hydrology Across Scales. A progressive set of research team-building activities are planned to identify shared goals, highlight the strengths and institutional capabilities that each team member brings to the partnership, engage team researchers in advanced DOE science planning activities, and facilitate detailed discussions to converge upon specific research priorities and projects that the team will take on.
Award Recipient(s)
  • University of Nevada Reno (PI: Ebrahimian, Hamed)