Dr. Alexander Bataller re-appointed confirmed

Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Bataller on his tenure track re-appointment for a second term. Reappointment is the extension of a faculty contract after a successful initial appointment and review period.

Bataller leads the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Group that specializes in the application of ultrafast laser techniques for probing matter in extreme environments with a particular focus on molten salts for advanced nuclear energy applications. Molten salt research topics include thermophysical property characterization and their microscopic origins, photochemistry of solvated electrons, interfacial corrosion dynamics of metals, and plasma engineering for nuclear material accountancy.