Dr. Kyle Hartig Receives INMM Early Career Award, Joint Appointment with Savannah River National Lab

Kyle Hartig, Ph.D.
Kyle Hartig, Ph.D.

Kyle C. Hartig, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Nuclear Engineering Program within the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, continues to set the standard in the field of nuclear materials security.  

The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) has recognized Dr. Hartig with its 2023 Early Career Award presented at its 53rd annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. Established to recognize outstanding professional achievements by INMM members in the early stages of their careers, this prestigious honor serves as a testament to Dr. Hartig’s efforts as both a researcher and an educator, as well as his dedication to advancing nuclear safety and security.  

Dr. Hartig has also received the first joint appointment between the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the University of Florida. Dr. Hartig’s position at SRNL, one of the nation’s foremost research institutions specializing in nuclear materials, allows him to work on cutting-edge research that bridges technical advancements with national nuclear security needs. 

Dr. Hartig’s research will advance SNRL’s core competency in sensing, characterizing, assessing and deterring nuclear proliferation while building a pipeline to the lab for student internships and post-graduate careers. His work not only contributes to national security but also helps shape international policies and protocols. 

“SRNL has long been a leader in the critical area of nuclear fuel cycle and forensics research,” Dr. Hartig said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with them more closely as a joint appointee on fundamental research to support national capabilities while building a pipeline between the NNSA Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and SRNL for the next generation of nuclear forensics experts.” 

Dr. Hartig is a member of the Florida Institute for National Security at UF and the associate director of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Consortium for Nuclear Forensics (CNF), where he is responsible for coordinating involvement with Department of Energy national laboratories, including student internships, postgraduate career opportunities and collaboration on consortium research projects.  

With his joint appointment at SRNL, INMM Early Career Award and a track record of groundbreaking research, Dr. Hartig continues to shine as a leading nuclear materials security expert.