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Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Hanbury, Noey, Steinberger, and Thiesen given DOE Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards

The award program strives to facilitate innovation and the creation of new ideas in nuclear-technology-relevant disciplines.|Medium Read
Portraits of John Foster, Carolyn Kuranz, and Ryan McBride

College DEI grants awarded to NERS

The grants will help the department both recruit and support a diverse student population.|Short Read
Portrait of Scott Baalrud

New Faculty: Scott Baalrud

Scott Baalrud will join NERS as an associate professor in January 2021|Short Read
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
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
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 Todd Allen

NERS Chair Todd Allen elected chair of NEDHO

Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization is an alliance between U.S. nuclear engineering programs|Short Read
nonthermal plasma

Plasma jet wands could rapidly decontaminate hospital rooms

Room-temperature plasma beams could essentially dissolve away bacteria and viruses.|Medium Read

NERS Professor John C. Lee publishes an introductory text for broad areas of nuclear reactor physics

“Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering” offers information on analysis, design, control, and operation of nuclear reactors.|Short Read
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John Foster named Associate Fellow of the AIAA

Professor Foster is recognized for his work on ion thruster life extension.|Short Read
Portrait of Sara Pozzi

NERS Professor Sara A. Pozzi named IEEE Fellow

Professor Sara A. Pozzi recognized for contributions to neutron detection techniques and neutron transport Monte Carlo methods.|Short Read