An interest in clean energy brought River to the graduate programs at NERS and ISD.
Policy and Climate
Q&A with River Bennett
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.
Todd Allen, John Lee, and Kristine Svinicki supporting National Academies Studies
The studies are centered around advanced nuclear, fuel, and threats.
NEA Appoints Aditi Verma to Global Forum Working Groups
The groups are in support of NEA’s Global Forum on Nuclear Education, Science, Technology, and Policy.
Aditi Verma receives Catalyst Grant from Graham Sustainability Institute
Verma and her team are developing a participatory approach to nuclear energy infrastructure design.
Aditi Verma guest edits special humanities issue of Nuclear Technology
The special issue examines the intersection of nuclear technology and social sciences.
Kristine Svinicki given Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award from ANS and NEI
The award recognizes outstanding service in developing and guiding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Denia Djokić and Aditi Verma join NERS and Fastest Path
Djokić joined the team as an Assistant Research Scientist and Verma as an Assistant Research Scientist, and as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022.
Global climate efforts require nuclear energy—and the US is positioned to lead
This year, the U.S. will set new Nationally Determined Contributions toward mitigating climate change, building on the Paris climate agreement. As promises for greenhouse gas reductions become more ambitious, international forecasts projecting that nuclear may contribute at most 10 percent of the global energy supply by 2050 are not ambitious enough.
Q&A with Kristine Svinicki
Suzanne Baker recently chatted with Svinicki about her new adjunct professor role at NERS.
Kristine Svinicki joins NERS as adjunct professor
The NERS alumna served as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for over a decade.
NERS Alum Kristine Svinicki is stepping down as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Svinicki’s role at the top of the NRC spanned three U.S. presidencies.
NERS Chair Todd Allen elected chair of NEDHO
Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization is an alliance between U.S. nuclear engineering programs.
Nuclear Grand Challenge engages student ideas for waste revenue
Inaugural competition appealed to climate-conscience students and promoted interdisciplinary collaborations.
Earth Day Q+A with NERS PhD Candidate Kelsy Green
Kelsy talks about her passion for the environment and for zero-carbon energy sources like nuclear.