With new equipment that makes it the best in the world for quickly recreating the radiation damage sustained by materials inside nuclear reactors, the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL) marked its grand re-opening yesterday.
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
$3M upgrade complete at leading lab for emulating radiation damage
Nuclear engineering labs: $12M renovation begins
“The Nuclear Engineering Laboratory will provide new, world-class research spaces to enable Michigan faculty and students to make major impacts on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear reactor safety and homeland security,” says NERS professor, Ronald Gilgenbach.
When Michigan Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences professor Zhong He and his company, H3D, started selling the Polaris-H radiation detector in 2013, many hailed it as a game-changer for nuclear safety.
Gary Was, the Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering, believes there’s a faster, less expensive route to developing better reactor materials.
Sara Pozzi learned about the Manhattan Project in middle school and it sparked a lifelong fascination that has shaped her career.