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NERS Ph.D. student Sunming Qin awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship 2019-2020 and Eleanor Towner Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement

As a fourth year Ph.D. student in NERS department, Sunming is working in Professor Annalisa Manera's group. His research focuses on high-resolution experiments and computations on mixing of turbulent buoyant jets in uniform and stratified environments|Short Read
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NERS students receive DOE and NSF fellowships

Several NERS students received multiple highly competitive graduate fellowships |Short Read
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The race to zero carbon emissions

When the only number that matters is zero, this climate summit asked participants to leave their preconceptions about acceptable solutions at the door.|Medium Read

University of Michigan launches Fastest Path to Zero climate initiative

The mission of the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative is to identify, innovate, and pursue the fastest path to zero emissions by optimizing clean energy deployment.|Short Read
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NERS retains #1 in US News ranking

The Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences graduate program has retained the top spot in the US News and World Report rankings. |Short Read
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Titans of Nuclear interviews NERS faculty

Titans of Nuclear, a podcast featuring interviews with experts on nuclear energy, has interviews available with NERS professors James Duderstadt, Zhong He, Sara Pozzi and Alec Thomas|Short Read
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Extreme light: Nobel laureate discusses the past & future of lasers

Lasers of tomorrow might neutralize nuclear waste, clean up space junk and advance proton therapy to treat cancer, says Gerard Mourou.|Short Read
Michael Hamel, NERS Ph.D. Student, uses a Microsoft Hololens headset with a radiation imaging array to demonstrate the use of augmented reality to find nuclear materials hidden in a room. Photo: Joseph Xu

Nuclear nonproliferation: $25 million for new tech and developing the security workforce

Many nuclear engineers who work in national security are headed for retirement. This initiative helps make sure we don’t drop the baton.|Medium Read
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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
Sara Pozzi, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences.

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