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Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have stopped them as effectively shooting them at a sheet of lead, demonstrating what’s called “radiation reaction.”
Professor Ron Gilgenbach installed as Glenn F. and Gladys H. Knoll Department Chair of NERS

Professor Ron Gilgenbach installed as Glenn F. and Gladys H. Knoll Department Chair of NERS

A new endowment in 2017 for the NERS community, the Glenn F. and Gladys H. Knoll Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
New funds established to support NERS students and faculty

New funds established to support NERS students and faculty

The Ziya Akcasu Fellowship Fund will be used to provide need-based support to graduate students, and the Sidney and Nenita Yip Junior Faculty Award Fund will honor and support assistant or recently tenured associate faculty members.
Geoff West wins 2017 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Geoff West wins 2017 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

William “Geoff” West (MEng ’95, PhD ’11), founder, president and chief medical physicist of West Physics, has won the 2017 University of Michigan College of Engineering Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.
The Honorable Kristine Svinicki wins University of Michigan College of Engineering Alumni Medal

The Honorable Kristine Svinicki wins University of Michigan College of Engineering Alumni Medal

The Honorable Kristine L. Svinicki (BSE NE ’88), chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), has won the 2017 University of Michigan College of Engineering Alumni Medal. The Alumni Medal recognizes extraordinary professional achievement and is the highest commendation bestowed by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.
Dr. Jong Kyung Kim wins 2017 NERS Alumni Merit Award

Dr. Jong Kyung Kim wins 2017 NERS Alumni Merit Award

Dr. Jong Kyung Kim (MSE NE ’82, PhD NE ’86), professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Hanyang University in Korea, has received a 2017 University of Michigan College of Engineering NERS Alumni Merit Award.
Doubling the power of the world’s most intense laser

Doubling the power of the world’s most intense laser

It could enable tabletop particle and X-ray sources as well as the investigation of astrophysics and quantum dynamics.
Gladys Hetzner Knoll endows NERS Department Chair

Gladys Hetzner Knoll endows NERS Department Chair

A generous gift from Gladys Hetzner Knoll, wife of the late Professor Emeritus Glenn Knoll, has endowed the Glenn F. and Gladys H. Knoll Department Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences.
NERS student awards sweep

NERS student awards sweep

The NERS department’s graduate students are an accomplished group, earning recognition from the College of Engineering, the University and professional societies for their research and leadership contributions. Congratulations to all!
Nuclear Engineering Laboratory dedication: Connecting the past and future

Nuclear Engineering Laboratory dedication: Connecting the past and future

The newly renovated Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (NEL) building, the site of the former Ford Nuclear Reactor, officially opened in April to a standing-room-only crowd of over 140. The event celebrated the continued legacy of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project, bridging the past with the future.