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NSUF awards 22 Rapid Turnaround Experiment proposals

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - Calls and Awards

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has awarded 22 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 third award for FY 2023.

22 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $1.608M, have been awarded. These awards went to 14 principal investigators from universities, 7 from national laboratories, and one from industry.

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.

Full Name


Angela Di Fulvio

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bai Cui

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Biswajit Ray

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Brandon Bohanon

University of Florida

Cameron Howard

Idaho National Laboratory

Connor Harper

Idaho State University

Daniel Codd

KVA Stainless

Daniele Salvato

Idaho National Laboratory

Fidelma Di Lemma

Idaho National Laboratory

Haiming Wen

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Hyosim Kim

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Indrajit Charit

University of Idaho

Jake Fay

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Lin Shao

Texas A&M University

Mauricio Pereira da Cunha

University of Maine

Mitchell Mika

University of Florida

Mitra Taheri

John Hopkins University

Mohan Sai Kiran Kumar Yadav Nartu

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Nathan Curtis

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shuxiang Zhou

Idaho National Laboratory

Yi Xie

Purdue University

Zilong Hua

Idaho National Laboratory

To view more information on these proposals and to see past awards, click here.

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 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.

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