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Portrait of William R. Martin

NERS Professor William R. Martin retires after 43 years with the department

Martin will be remembered as an outstanding mentor and colleague.|Medium Read
Portrait of Stephen Taller

Stephen Taller receives Weinberg Fellowship at ORNL

He will use the fellowship to continue his research into radiation effects in commercial nuclear materials.|Long Read
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NERS promotes several faculty members and research scientists

The promotions take effect September 1, 2020|Short Read
CLASP Assoc. Prof. Carolyn Kuranz

Carolyn Kuranz appointed to the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee

The committee advises the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science|Short Read
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NERS promotes several faculty members and research scientists

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Jar of water glows with green light

Treating PFAS water contamination with cold plasma

University of Michigan researchers are developing better plasma technology that can destroy PFAS compounds|Medium Read
Portrait of Michael Hua, Aaron Huxford, Thomas Mundy, Roxanne Pinsky, Rittu Raju, Emily Vu

American Nuclear Society awards scholarships to NERS students

Five graduate students and one undergrad received awards for the 2020–2021 school year.|Short Read
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Gary Cook (1938–2020): In Memoriam

Cook managed the Ford Nuclear Reactor for 32 years|Short Read
Post-implosion images of the plasma cylinders. On the left, plasma tentacles stretch out from the sides of the conventional, straight-column design. With the 14-tesla and 20-tesla twisted structures in the middle and right, respectively, the plasma tentacles are much shorter. This reflects more uniform compression by the magnetic field. Credit: Paul Campbell; Plasma, Pulsed Power and Microwave Lab; University of Michigan.

Twisting magnetic fields for extreme plasma compression

When magnetic walls are closing in, wily plasma slips out between magnetic field lines. A Michigan-led team pioneered a way to keep more plasma contained.|Medium Read
Portrait of Kevin Field

NERS Professor Kevin Field wins DOE Early Career Award

Field is one of only 50 U.S. professors to win this year|Short Read
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Deep Patel admitted to Tauber Institute for Global Operations

The NERS Ph.D. Candidate is driven by his passion to end the global energy crisis.|Medium Read
students and a teacher looking over a a large panel with dials and knobs in the late 1950s

Robert W. Albrecht (1935–2020): In Memoriam

The NERS graduate became a professor of nuclear and electrical engineering at the University of Washington.|Short Read