Baalrud will research the dynamic structure of magnetized high-energy-density plasmas.
Scott Baalrud receives funding to research high-energy-density plasmas
Ryan McBride leads IEEE TPS Best Paper
The paper is based on a tutorial presentation at the Mini-Course on Charged Particle Beams and High-Powered Pulsed Sources.
U-M faculty receive $1.2M in DOE funding awards
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $61 million to support 99 projects spread across 30 states and a U.S. territory. The U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) has received $1,150,000 to fund two projects to advance nuclear technology. The awards are through two DOE programs: the Nuclear Energy University Program […]
Ronald F. Fleming (1937–2021): In Memoriam
The NERS alum and faculty member will be remembered for his unconventional spirit, devotion to his students, and posing the question “What does it all mean?”
Yuxuan Liu and Brendan Kochunas receive funding to integrate heat transfer simulation in the Virtual Ford Nuclear Reactor
The funding was provided by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.
Annalisa Manera receives NRC academic grant
Manera will use the grant to advance the understanding of heat pipe behavior close to their thermal limits and more.
Prof. Ryan McBride named PPML Director
The current Director, Prof. Ronald Gilgenbach has decided to step down effective May 1.
Global climate efforts require nuclear energy—and the US is positioned to lead
This year, the U.S. will set new Nationally Determined Contributions toward mitigating climate change, building on the Paris climate agreement. As promises for greenhouse gas reductions become more ambitious, international forecasts projecting that nuclear may contribute at most 10 percent of the global energy supply by 2050 are not ambitious enough.
Q&A with Kristine Svinicki
Suzanne Baker recently chatted with Svinicki about her new adjunct professor role at NERS.
Kristine Svinicki joins NERS as adjunct professor
The NERS alumna served as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for over a decade.
Scott Baalrud named to Physics of Plasmas Editorial Board
NERS Prof. Scott Baalrud’s three-year editorial board appointment began this week.
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.
Teaching thermal-hydraulics for nuclear systems during COVID-19
How NERS Professor Annalisa Manera transitioned NERS444 online to rave reviews from her students.
In Memoriam: Geza L. Gyorey
The former associate professor of nuclear engineering passed away on May 28, 2020.
Professor John Foster wins Ronald C. Davidson Award
The award recognizes outstanding plasma physics research by a Physics of Plasmas author.
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.