The five-year, $25 million research award is one of the largest federal research grants ever received by the University of Florida.
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
NERS alum Dr. James Baciak and NERS professor Dr. Igor Jovanovic are among the founders of the new Consortium for Nuclear Forensics sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
NERS Student O Hwang Kwon talks about the possible successors of fossil fuels at the 2023 Rackham King Talks
In his talk, “Which Would Be the Successor of Fossil Fuels—Renewables or Nuclear?”, O Hwang Kwon aims to convey the message of the urgent need for action as he firmly believes that by working together as a team, the world can successfully overcome the challenge of climate change.
Case Study: Conjugate Heat Transfer Simulation for a Fuel Element of an Experimental Nuclear Reactor
NERS researchers Professor Brendan Kochunas and Dr. Yuxuan Liu have created a free online learning resource for those wanting to learn how to do engineering analysis for a nuclear reactor fuel element with ANSYS.
A Prequel to “A Step-by-Step Guide to Nuclear Innovation Policy.”
New Conceptual Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Simulation and Design
NERS Master’s student O Hwang Kwon’s research relating to the feasibility of a new conceptual molten salt reactor is aimed at improving safety and efficiency.
Imaging of gamma rays and fast neutrons using a dual-particle imaging system
NERS Ph.D. student Ricardo Lopez’s research using the dual-particle imaging system developed at U-M to help in localizing the source of emission of majority of radioactive materials.
NERS Professor Brendan Kochunas honored with faculty development professorship
The Charles and Elizabeth Schrock Faculty Development Professorship is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
Use of ultrashort-pulsed lasers to excite fluorescence of chlorophyll in plants as an optical biosensor for nuclear activity
Recent NERS Ph.D. graduate Lauren Finney’s research on remote detection of a signature for uranium exposure in algae published in Scientific Reports.
Smaller, Robust Heat Exchangers
Funded with $4 million from the US Department of Energy’s Integrated Research Projects program, the U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences is leading a project focused on compact heat exchangers.
Land use matters as communities cut carbon emissions
Communities will have varied tolerances for the acreage occupied by renewables. A new study quantifies the land needed for different options.
First light at the most powerful laser in the US
The ZEUS laser at the University of Michigan has begun its commissioning experiments
Majdi Radaideh, Stephen Raiman, and Yang Zhang join NERS faculty
The new additions to the department point to a positive future and offer a breadth of educational and research experience.
New display honors George Summerfield’s legacy
The late NERS professor is remembered for his contributions to neutron transport theory and warm humor.
Q&A with River Bennett
An interest in clean energy brought River to the graduate programs at NERS and ISD.
U-M students 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.
New partnership between U-M/ZEUS and ELI-Beamlines will study antimatter creation with lasers
The National Science Foundation award will support a collaboration between U-M, the ELI Beamlines facility, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.