The award recognizes high-impact accomplishments benefitting NERS and Michigan Engineering.
Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion
Carolyn Kuranz honored with NERS Departmental Faculty Award from Michigan Engineering
Remembering Dr. Juliusz Kruszelnicki: A Brilliant Mind, Mentor, and Friend
Honoring the legacy of an exceptional nuclear engineer and plasma scientist.
Yue-Ying Lau retires after 30 years at NERS
Lau’s legacy will be marked by contributions to research, mentorship, and innovations in plasma theory and electron beams.
Carolyn Kuranz assumes role of Vice Chair, Karl Krushelnick as Past Chair in the Division of Plasma Physics Executive Committee
The objective of the division is the advancement and dissemination of the knowledge, understanding, and applications of plasmas—assemblages of charged particles of natural and laboratory origin.
Ronald Gilgenbach: A Legacy of Innovation and Dedication in Nuclear Engineering
Prof. Gilgenbach retired from active faculty status at the beginning of 2024.
Graduate students Carolina Vazquez and Sebastian Lecha explore community engagement in fusion and fission spaces
Vazquez and Lecha are actively involved in policy-relevant research, exploring community engagement in fusion and fission spaces.
Meet the professors with dry appointments at NERS
Mark Kushner, Rebecca K. Lindsey, Martha Matuszak, and Louise Willingale offer substainial expertise in plasma science, chemical physics, radiation oncology, and intense laser-plasma interactions.
Carolyn Kuranz honored with Rackham Faculty Achievement Award
This esteemed recognition acknowledges Kuranz’s exceptional contributions to research, teaching, mentorship, and service.
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.
Hidden variables and neural networks for complex plasma physics
Research by Archis Joglekar and Alexander Thomas published in Machine Learning: Science and Technology.
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.
$1.2 million for laser target research laboratory
The Michigan Target Research and Fabrication Laboratory will design targets and a soft robot for high-intensity laser experiments.
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.
Photos: Ron Gilgenbach and Y.Y. Lau Retirement Party
Today, a combination reunion of the Michigan Plasma Lab and a retirement party for Profs. Ron Gilgenbach and Y.Y. Lau was held in Santa Fe, NM.
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.
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.