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Monday, June 28, 2021

Calls and Awards

U.S. Department of Energy Announces FY21 CINR Awards

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected four projects that will take advantage of Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications.

North Carolina State University PULSTAR reactor. On June 25, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected four projects that will take advantage of Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE has selected one university, two national laboratory, and one industry led project. These projects will be supported by almost $4 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through the NSUF. A complete list of NSUF projects with their associated abstracts is listed on neup.inl.gov. ...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

News Release, Calls and Awards

Department of Energy Nuclear Science User Facilities Awards 29 Rapid Turnaround Experiment Proposals

IDAHO FALLS -- The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has selected 29 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $1.14M. These project awards went to 13 principal investigators from universities, nine from national laboratories, four from industry, and three foreign universities. The NSUF competitively selected these projects from a pool of high-quality RTE proposals submitted during the solicitation period. Each proposal was evaluated based on a variety of factors including technical approach, mission relevance, and scientific-technical merit. The NSUF, managed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), provides unparalleled opportunities...

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Program Office Highlight, Newsletter

NSUF Welcomes New Industry Lead and Communications Liaison

Peng Xu will serve as the new NSUF Industry Lead and Tiera Cate is joining NSUF as the Communications Liaison. Learn more about the latest additions to the NSUF Program Office.

Communications Liaison As the new Communications Liaison for the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF), Tiera Cate is excited to help amplify the important work taking place through NSUF and its partner facilities. The aim is to maintain consistent communication and aid in making information as transparent as possible. Cate previously supported project management work at the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), an essential Idaho National Laboratory asset, where she highlighted successful projects through the Plant Health Program Accomplishments Report. Prior to working for INL, Cate provided technical administrative support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Boise, Idaho, by supporting their...

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Newsletter, Users Group, Presentations

Users’ Q&A Webinar Slideshow Now Available

In place of the annual Users Organization Meeting, NSUF Director, Dr. Rory Kennedy, held a Q&A Webinar on March 18, 2021. This gave an overview of the program as well as answered questions from NSUF Users. The presentation from the Webinar is now available.

The presentation from the Webinar is now available. In place of the annual Users Organization Meeting, NSUF Director, Dr. Rory Kennedy, held a Q&A Webinar on March 18, 2021. This presentation provided an overview of the Nuclear Science User Facilities and useful contacts. It highlighted Action Areas such as executing awarded projects and expanding high performance computing via Falcon and Sawtooth. NSUF is continuing to track citations, publications, and facility utilization. Some of the questions included: Q: How can we reinforce student led RTE projects? Could we have a separate call just for students? A: Although we do...

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Newsletter

NSUF FY 2020 Annual Report

The Annual Report is now available. NSUF has continued to be productive despite 2020 being such an unusual year. View the report here.

The Annual Report is now available. The FY 2020 Annual Report is now available. With 2020 being such an unusual year, as well as a significant reduction to funding, NSUF still awarded 56 Rapid Turnaround Experiments and eight Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research projects. Some highlights for the FY-20 Annual Report include: NSUF accomplishments beyond its access awards e.g., Capability updates like the Sawtooth supercomputer and access to the Michigan Ion Beam Lab (MIBL) transmission electron microscope NSUF By the Numbers, highlighting the 64 total access awards given, made possible even with a significant reduction in funding for FY-20 The...

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