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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.
U-M hosts annual DOE UPR meeting and NNSA Administrator visits NERS labs
The University of Michigan (UM) hosted the annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) University Program Review (UPR) meeting at the Sheraton Ann Arbor, June 5 – 7, 2018.
Nuclear nonproliferation: U-M participates in project monitoring nuclear reactors from afar
Secret nuclear power reactors could be detected by capturing elusive antineutrinos.
Sunming Qin receives Best Paper Award at ANS conference
His work, “Velocity and Scalar Fields of a Turbulent Buoyant Jet in the Self-Similar Region” was one of two best paper awards at the Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH-2018) conference in Orlando.
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.
Incoming NERS chair and professor Todd Allen has been elected to the rank of Fellow by the American Nuclear Society
Allen was recognized for his contributions “to the advancement of nuclear science and technology through the years.”
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.
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.
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.
Professor Pozzi named DEI director
Professor Sara A. Pozzi has been appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the College of Engineering.
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.