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NSUF awards 24 Rapid Turnaround Experiment proposals

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - Calls and Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has awarded 24 proposals to support the advancement of nuclear science and technology by providing access to world class capabilities at no cost to the researcher. This is the first award for FY 2023.

24 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $1.42M, have been awarded. These awards went to 10 principal investigators from universities, one from industry, two from international entities, and 11 from national laboratories.

The NSUF competitively selected these projects from a pool of quality RTE proposals submitted during the solicitation period. Proposals were evaluated based on a variety of factors including technical approach, mission relevance, and scientific-technical merit.



Allison Probert

University of Florida

Caitlin Taylor

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ching-Heng Shiau

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Cynthia Adkins

Idaho National Laboratory

Emily Hutchins

The University of Tennessee

Frederick Reed

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Geoffrey Beausoleil

Idaho National Laboratory

Hi Vo

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Igor Jovanovic

University of Michigan

Ippei Maruyama

University of Tokyo

Jack Lanza

The Ohio State University

Joanna McFarlane

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Joshua Ferrigno

The Ohio State University

Junhua Jiang

Idaho National Laboratory

Kelvin Xie

Texas A&M University

Keyou Mao

Florida State University

Lee Margetts

University of Manchester

Michael Moorehead

Idaho National Laboratory

Nathan Almirall

General Electric Global Research

Nestor Zaluzec

Argonne National Laboratory

Peter Hosemann

University of California-Berkeley

Walter Williams

Idaho National Laboratory

William Cureton

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Yajie Zhao

The University of Tennessee

NSUF recipients do not receive direct financial awards. Access to state of the art experimental irradiation testing, post irradiation examination, INL high performance computing, and technical assistance for the design and execution of projects is provided at no cost to the recipients.

Prospective researchers are encouraged to request samples from the NSUF Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library. The NSUF will give special consideration to Principal Investigators from Minority Serving Institutions.

The NSUF, managed by Idaho National Laboratory, provides unparalleled opportunities for nuclear energy researchers. Through the RTE solicitation, researchers can access capabilities such as irradiation, post irradiation examination, beamline, and high performance computing equipment. RTEs are also accompanied with the expertise necessary to advance the understanding of irradiation effects in nuclear fuels and materials in support of DOE-NE’s mission.

The NSUF has opened the next RTE call. More information is available here

Find current and past awards here. Visit NSUF at https://nsuf.inl.gov.