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 […]
Fission Systems and Radiation Transport
U-M faculty receive $1.2M in DOE funding awards
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.
NERS researchers awarded ANS Best Paper Award
The paper investigates the heat transfer performance of the sodium heat pipes which will be adopted in the future Special Purpose Reactors (SPR).
Teaching thermal-hydraulics for nuclear systems during COVID-19
How NERS Professor Annalisa Manera transitioned NERS444 online to rave reviews from her students.
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.
NERS Professor William R. Martin retires after 43 years with the department
Martin will be remembered as an outstanding mentor and colleague.
NERS promotes several faculty members and research scientists
The promotions take effect September 1, 2020.
NERS Professor John C. Lee publishes an introductory text for broad areas of nuclear reactor physics
“Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering” offers information on analysis, design, control, and operation of nuclear reactors.
NERS Professor Brian Kiedrowski honored with faculty development professorship
The newly endowed professorship was awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
New simulation laboratory and cybersecurity software installed at NERS
The software will be used to study methods of preventing cyberattacks on the instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants.
Professor Edward Larsen retires from NERS after 33-year career in nuclear engineering
Professor Larsen’s research has focused on the development of advanced algorithms for the mathematical analysis and computational simulation of problems associated with the interaction of radiation with matter.
NERS Professor John C. Lee retires after 45 years with the department
Professor Lee’s research was focused on the physics and engineering analysis of nuclear systems.
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.