The Department of Energy will support research into faster reactor licensing, just energy transitions, and more.
Policy and Climate
$7.5M to advance nuclear energy awarded to U-M
NERS presents Decommissioning Workshop with Tohoku University
The workshop is focused on sharing decommissioning experiences between Japan and the United States.
NERS faculty receive $6.5M in DOE funding awards
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $56 million in funding for 68 nuclear energy projects The U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) has received $6.5 million in funding to lead five projects to advance nuclear technology. Grand Challenge to Accelerated Deployment of Advanced Reactors – A Predictive Pathway for Rapid […]
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.
Aditi Verma featured in National Academies article on tackling inequities in emerging technologies webinar
The article, Tackling Inequities in Emerging Technologies, describes the webinar’s design to foster discussions across disciplines about the challenges to equity and the need to ensure community involvement in the face of new processes, technologies and strategies.
A Prequel to “A Step-by-Step Guide to Nuclear Innovation Policy.”
Q&A with River Bennett
An interest in clean energy brought River to the graduate programs at NERS and ISD.
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.