John Bussey is an undergraduate student and researcher at Washington State University studying Materials Science and Engineering. Working within Dr. John McCloy’s Nuclear, Optical, Magnetic, and Electronic Materials Laboratory, his research focuses on investigating glasses and glass-ceramics for nuclear waste disposal and other applications. For example, his current interests include advanced x-ray characterization of phase separation, crystallization, and degradation, salt formation and detection during waste vitrification, and the behavior of halides, transition metals, and actinides in glasses. Previous research includes cement-rock interactions, mineralized waste forms, lunar dust mitigation, and developing glass compositions for students. John plans to continue exploring applications for glass and ceramic materials to improve environmental sustainability.