This esteemed recognition acknowledges Kuranz’s exceptional contributions to research, teaching, mentorship, and service.
Honors and Awards
Carolyn Kuranz honored with the Faculty Achievement Award
Exploring Cutting-Edge Research and Emerging Technologies in the World of Gaseous Electronics and Plasma Physics
Highlights from the 76th Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) 2023 hosted by the University of Michigan.
Michigan Engineering honors NERS alumnus Eric Esarey with Department Merit Award
Esarey is the Director of the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Stephen Raiman given NRC Distinguished Faculty Development Award
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission award will support a new junior faculty member.
$7.5M to advance nuclear energy awarded to U-M
The Department of Energy will support research into faster reactor licensing, just energy transitions, and more.
Majdi Radaideh wins DOE Distinguished Early Career Award
RAD’s research seeks to develop new algorithms for optimizing and controlling advanced nuclear reactors.
NERS Students Geneve Magnan, Julia Marshall, Roxanne Walker, and Isabella Wood win ANS Scholarships
American Nuclear Society scholarship recipients are chosen for their academic, service, and leadership excellence.
Annalisa Manera named ANS Fellow
Manera was recognized for her research demonstrating exceptional and sustained contributions to the thermal hydraulics field.
NERS graduate students awarded UNLP Fellowships
Brian Carpman, Justin Hamil, and Rowan Marchie received University Nuclear Leadership Program fellowships from the U.S. Department of Energy.
NERS students win a Best Presentation Award at ANS Student Conference
Their paper is titled “pyMAISE: A Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Software for Nuclear Reactor Applications”.
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)
The five-year, $25 million research award is one of the largest federal research grants ever received by the University of Florida.
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.
NERS students win a student-led competition, acquire seed funding to develop proposal for pulsed-power and nuclear fusion facility
The work of Akash Shah and Brendan Sporer will support pulsed-power-driven fusion research, fusion-enabling technologies, and fundamental science pursuits.
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.
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.