Two University of Michigan nuclear engineering PhD students have won 2015 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies.
Stephen Raiman claimed first place and a $3,000 prize in the Open Competition’s Advanced Fuels category. His award-winning research paper, “A Facility for Studying Irradiation Accelerated Corrosion in High Temperature Water,” was published in the Journal of Nuclear Materials in August 2014.
Matthew Marcath took second place in the Open Competition’s Material Protection, Control, and Accountancy category, claiming a $2,500 prize. His award-winning research paper, “An Implicit Correlation Method for Cross-Correlation Sampling, with MCNPX-PoliMi Validation,” was published in Nuclear Science and Engineering in June 2015.
The Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards program supports college students who play an important role in developing breakthrough solutions and maintaining U.S. leadership in nuclear technologies.
This story was written by Connor Ullmann.