USDOE Announces Two FOAs

USDOE Announces Two FOAs

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DOE NSUF announces 35 RTE Awards

DOE NSUF announces 35 RTE Awards

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USDOE Announces FY17 University Infrastructure Awards

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Resources for researchers

No other user facility in the United States offers the wide variety of reactors, hot cells, beamlines and analysis instrumentation that are available through the NSUF.


A wide variety of beamline facilities are available for experiments and analysis.

Gamma Irradiation

The NSUF offers researchers access to best-in-class gamma irradiation facilities.


The NSUF offers eight reactor facilities to users whose proposals are awarded access.

Post-Irradiation Examination

Users can be awarded access to a broad range of PIE facilities.

Nuclear Fuels & Materials Library

Proposals may be submitted for these samples, which were irradiated in ATR and EBR II.


Search the database of NSUF publications and presentations since its inception.

Infrastructure Database

Search nuclear energy R&D infrastructure at national labs, universities and industry.

Computing Resources

Providing researchers with advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to support a wide range of activities in harsh environments.

Meet our team

The NSUF headquarters is located at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Rory Kennedy


Dan Ogden

Deputy Director

Jeff Benson

Program Administrator

Brenden Heidrich

Chief Irradiation Scientist

John Jackson

Industry Program Lead

Awarded Experiments


Journal Publications




Partner Facilities

This is the Work We Do

NSUF research supports Department of Energy-Office of Nuclear Energy missions. Most of the research looks at either understanding the mechanisms of radiation on materials and fuels to address the challenges of the current fleet of reactors or looks at materials and fuels for the next generation.

NSUF partner facilities

The NSUF and its partner facilities create a nationwide infrastructure that greatly expands the types of research available. This model utilizes a distributed partnership with each facility bringing exceptional capabilities to the relationship, including: reactors, beamlines, instruments, hot cells, and most importantly, expert mentors.