Notre Dame physicist Jay LaVerne selected as a member of the Radiation Research Society’s inaugural class of Fellows

Author: By Bella Laufenberg and Brett Beasley

This summer, Jay A. LaVerne was selected as an inaugural member of the class of Fellows of the Radiation Research Society (RRS). LaVerne is concurrent research professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Physics and the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory (NDRL).


The RRS’s Fellows program, which was created this year, recognizes and honors the RRS’s most dedicated members. LaVerne joins an inaugural class of 27 Fellows, all chosen on the basis of their awards, service and years of membership in the Society. 


LaVerne, who is a faculty affiliate of Notre Dame Energy, conducts research on nuclear energy reactor water chemistry, separations and waste disposal. LaVerne is especially known for his work on radiation track modeling, state selected decomposition of liquid aromatics and radiation stability of Uranyl clusters.

RRS President Sally A. Amundson thanked LaVerne for all his contributions to the field of radiation research and his dedicated service to the Society, saying, “it is only through the efforts of members like [LaVerne] that the RRS can continue to be such a vibrant scientific home for all radiation scientists.”