Nuclear Energy

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Scott Baalrud named to Physics of Plasmas Editorial Board

NERS Prof. Scott Baalrud’s three-year editorial board appointment began this week.|Short Read
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Prof. Kim Kearfott to develop radiation protection XR

The extended reality experience will introduce future health physicists to scenarios they will likely face on the job. |Short Read

NERS graduate student Pengyuan Xiu awarded Honorable Mention

The award was given at the Michigan Engineering Advanced Graduate Research Symposium.|Short Read
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NERS Senior Kaitlyn Barr awarded first-ever X-energy summer internship

Kaitlyn will use state of the art tools to perform analysis work on X-energy’s Xe-100 small modular reactor.|Short Read
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NERS Alum Kristine Svinicki is stepping down as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Svinicki’s role at the top of the NRC spanned three U.S. presidencies.|Medium Read
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In Memoriam: Geza L. Gyorey

The former associate professor of nuclear engineering passed away on May 28, 2020. |Short Read
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NERS researchers aim to understand the behavior of high entropy alloys under extreme conditions

The research is part of a greater project to find an optimized radiation-tolerant material.|Short Read
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Antineutrino detectors as nuclear security tools for monitoring reactors from a distance

NERS Ph.D. student Felicia Sutanto’s antineutrino detector research published in Physical Review C|Short Read
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Nuclear nonproliferation: gamma-ray vision for ports and border crossings

The low-energy nuclear reaction could see through heavy containers hiding materials that could be turned into nuclear weapons. |Short Read
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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
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College DEI grants awarded to NERS

The grants will help the department both recruit and support a diverse student population.|Short Read
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NERS researchers are supporting efforts to design experiments for a Versatile Test Reactor

The multi-institution collaboration is designing experiments to test various molten salt reactor technologies. |Short Read