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Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

University alliance receives $51.5M in funding from Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The overall goals of the alliance are rooted in shaping the future of national security |Short Read
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Looking Back on Graduation in 1970

James Stubbins remembers his time at NERS and the University of Michigan|Medium Read

NERS receives Rackham Diversity Grant

The grant will help strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the department|Short Read
The experimental flow loop that will be used to emulate the cooling loop in a molten salt reactor

$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.|Medium Read
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John M. Carpenter (1935–2020): In Memoriam

The NERS graduate and faculty member became one of the leading experimentalists in thermal neutron scattering.|Short Read
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Catching nuclear smugglers: fast algorithm could enable cost-effective detectors at borders

The algorithm can pick out weak signals from nuclear weapons materials, hidden in ordinary radiation sources like fertilizer.|Medium Read
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Plasma jet wands could rapidly decontaminate hospital rooms

Room-temperature plasma beams could essentially dissolve away bacteria and viruses.|Medium Read
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Nuclear Grand Challenge engages student ideas for waste revenue

Inaugural competition appealed to climate-conscience students and promoted interdisciplinary collaborations.|Medium Read
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Three NERS students awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships

Huxford, Giha, and Pinsky receive fellowships from the National Science Foundation|Short Read
Members of the WATCHMAN collaboration at the Boulby Underground Laboratory, UK, the proposed site for long-range antineutrino-based reactor discovery and monitoring demonstration experiment (2018)

NERS Professor Igor Jovanovic co-authors paper published in “Reviews of Modern Physics”

The paper assesses the current and projected readiness of various antineutrino-based monitoring technologies.|Medium Read
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Earth Day Q+A with NERS PhD Candidate Kelsy Green

Kelsy talks about her passion for the environment and for zero-carbon energy sources like nuclear.|Short Read
North Campus in the spring. Photo: Joseph Xu

Engineering Events: Earth Day at 50

Michigan Engineering faculty are hosting teach-ins on a range of Earth Year topics.|Medium Read