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A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery

A U-M-led team of researchers developed the first atomic-level simulation that produced a mysterious defect.|Medium Read
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Major research initiatives fuel national discussions

Three major initiatives led by NERS faculty are shaping the future of nuclear energy, including safety, security and treaty verification.|Short Read
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Michigan Engineering’s new DEI director

Sara Pozzi, a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, takes the reins of the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion implementation committee.|Medium Read
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Professor Alec Thomas wins Research Accelerator Award

NERS Associate Professor Alec Thomas has won a Research Accelerator Award for his team’s proposal to construct a high-repetition-rate X-ray beamline, using U-M’s HERCULES laser, for transformative manufacturing applications across engineering, medicine, homeland security and science.|Short Read
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Professor John Foster pens most-highly cited paper

Professor John Foster’s article, “Plasma-based water purification: Challenges and prospects for the future,” was the most highly cited paper published in 2017 in the journal Physics of Plasmas. |Short Read
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Professor Pozzi named DEI director

Professor Sara A. Pozzi has been appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the College of Engineering.|Short Read
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Professor Pozzi earns 2018 Rackham Distinguished Mentoring Award

Professor Sara A. Pozzi has received the 2018 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award in recognition of her enduring contributions to graduate education within the College of Engineering.|Short Read
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Two NERS professors elected to the rank of fellow

Professor Sara Pozzi was elected to the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, and Professor Alec Thomas was elected to the rank of Fellow of the American Physical Society.|Short Read
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Meet the new NERS Advisory Board

To help the NERS department carry out its mission, incoming chair Todd Allen has created a new NERS Advisory Board. |Short Read
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Bright minds: Meet two NERS grad students

Members of the NERS graduate class represent “some of the brightest young minds, nationally and internationally,” said Graduate Chair Igor Jovanovic. |Short Read
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Faculty books

The NERS department congratulates three faculty on the publication of their books.|Short Read
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In Memoriam

The NERS department is saddened to report the passing of three members of our community this year.|Short Read