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.
Materials & Radiation Effects
Smaller, Robust Heat Exchangers
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.
NERS faculty receive $5.1M in DOE funding awards
The awards will support our research in compact heat exchangers, SPn transport in advanced reactors, and irradiation creep mechanisms.
Augmented reality for testing nuclear components
A new machine learning platform detects and quantifies radiation-induced defects instantaneously and could be extended to interpret other microscopy data.
The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project returns to NERS
The World War II memorial is devoted to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Gary Was retires after 41-year career in materials and nuclear energy systems
Was’s career was distinguished by his dedication to teaching as well as his contributions to research.
NERS PhD Alum Stephen Taller receives DOE Rapid Turnaround Experiment award
The award will allow Taller to use the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory to perform in-situ dual ion beam irradiation.
NERS graduate student Matthew Lynch receives NASA Graduate Research Fellowship
Matthew will look at novel techniques to develop high sink strength nickel-based alloys for nuclear power and propulsion.
Michigan Center for Materials Characterization joins U-M NSUF Partner Facilities
The facility is dedicated to the micron and nanoscale imaging and analysis of materials.
NERS PhD Student Pengyuan Xiu receives DOE Rapid Turnaround Experiment award
Pengyuan will use the data obtained from the project to contribute to his thesis work.
NERS PhD Student Oskar Searfus awarded NNIS Graduate Fellowship
The Fellowship is awarded to exceptional students pursuing doctoral research in the field of international safeguards.
NERS graduate student Pengyuan Xiu awarded Honorable Mention
The award was given at the Michigan Engineering Advanced Graduate Research Symposium.
NERS researchers aim to understand the behavior of high entropy alloys under extreme conditions
The research is part of a greater project to find an optimized radiation-tolerant material.
Stephen Taller receives Weinberg Fellowship at ORNL
He will use the fellowship to continue his research into radiation effects in commercial nuclear materials.
NERS Professor Kevin Field wins DOE Early Career Award
Field is one of only 50 U.S. professors to win this year.
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.