DOE Awards 31 RTE Proposals, Opens FY-20 1st Call
Projects total $1.1 million; Next proposals due 10/31Read More
From the Users Group: Nominations Open for Users Group Executive Committee
Open positions include secretary/chair elect, committee members and student membersRead More
Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Announcement Released
Applications due 11/13Read More
How to Write Better Proposals: Awareness, Specificity and Brevity
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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.
The NSUF offers researchers access to best-in-class gamma irradiation facilities.
The NSUF offers a range of ion irradiation research opportunities.
The NSUF offers ten reactor facilities to users whose proposals are awarded access.
Users can be awarded access to a broad range of PIE facilities.
Providing researchers with advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to support a wide range of activities in harsh environments.
Search nuclear energy R&D infrastructure at national labs, universities and industry.
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.
Meet our team
The NSUF headquarters is located at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Chief Irradiation Scientist
Chief Post-irradiation Scientist
Rapid Turnaround Experiments (RTE) Administration
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.
University of Notre Dame
Idaho National Laboratory
Walter Williams and Maria Okuniewski
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of California, Santa Barbara
Fabiola Cappia and Jason Harp
Idaho National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Frank Garner and Paula Freyer
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.