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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
Model of a nuclear fuel assembly. Credit: Getty Images

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
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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
Nuclear reimagined. Image courtesy of Suzanne Hobbs Baker Communications Advisor, Clean Energy Program Third Way

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