19 Heather Chichester was selected for the Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program, which exposes the next generation of DOE leaders to the broader scientific, policy and energy ecosystem in which the national labs operate. Jack Law was named a Fellow in the American Nuclear Society, received the Glenn T. Seaborg Actinide Separations Award for 2018 and was recognized by Sen. Jim Risch for actinide separations leadership. Recognizing Expertise Aaron Craft received INL’s Laboratory Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement for distinguishing himself internationally as a young leader in the area of neutron and X-ray beam sciences. Shelly Li received the 2018 Asian American Engineer of the Year award for sustained outstanding contributions at INL and exceptional services to the scientific and engineering community. Stephen Johnson received INL’s Laboratory Award for Individual Life- time Achievement in Science and Technology for his peerless contribu- tions to INL’s Space Nuclear Power and Isotope Technologies division. Masashi Shimada received INL’s Laboratory Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement for his outstanding scientific research on tritium behavior in nuclear fusion materials. Irradiation Experiments (EMPIrE) was irradiated in ATR. The experiment included fabrication and inspection, characterization, irradiation and post-irradiation examination (PIE) of experimental fuel plates. The EMPIrE series will help to determine which fuel system should be selected for more comprehensive testing in subsequent qualification campaigns. Examining fuel atom by atom As researchers develop safer, more efficient, next-generation nuclear fuel, they need to understand factors that may cause weaknesses in materials exposed to prolonged radiation inside a nuclear reactor. One type of advanced fuel is tristructural-isotropic (TRISO) fuel, which contains layers of carbon and silicon carbide to contain the radioactive fission products. For the first time ever, an atomic- scale examination of TRISO fuel was performed using atom probe tomography in the Microscopy and Characterization Suite at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). The technique will give researchers deeper understanding of how fission products segregate in specific fuel types, the transport mechanisms involved, and how different levels of irradiation may be a factor.