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Maria Piarulli, PhD

ODU Alumna Receives Early Career Research Award

Maria Piarulli, an assistant professor of physics in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is a recent recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Award. Her journey to ODU started in Pisa, Italy, where she was working on her undergraduate degree in physics at the University of Pisa, one of the oldest universities in Europe. (More)



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New Traineeship Program Supports Graduate Studies in Accelerator Technology at Jefferson Lab

The U.S. Department of Energy has funded joint traineeships designed to support graduate-level education at Old Dominion University in critical need areas of accelerator technology. The Virginia Innovative Traineeships in Accelerators (VITA) will support master's-level and early-year Ph.D. studies at ODU, Norfolk State University (NSU) and Hampton University (HU) in a wide range of accelerator physics and accelerator technology topics. (More)


Jean Delayen

ODU Physics Professor and Jefferson Lab Scientist Receives National Award

Old Dominion University physics professor Jean Delayen has been recognized for his innovative contributions to the field of accelerator science, both as a physicist and educator. Delayen is one of two winners of the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Particle Accelerator Science and Technology (PAST) Award. (More)




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ODU Physics Ph.D. Students Awarded Jefferson Lab Fellowships

Two ODU doctoral students in physics have been awarded the coveted 2021-2022 Jefferson Science Associates (JSA)/Jefferson Lab fellowship. Mitchell Kerver and Md Habib E Islam, together with seven other recipients from across the nation, will advance their studies and research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News. (More)