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Monday, June 20, 2022

Calls and Awards

Four Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Proposals Awarded

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected one industry, one DOE National Laboratory, and two university-led projects that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will support two of these projects with a total of $1.6 million in research funds. All four of these projects will be supported by more than $2.2 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through the NSUF. Abstracts can be found here. IDTitlePIScopeInstitutionAccess Value22-26632Mechanical Response and Chemical Effects at...

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Program Office Highlight

NSUF Deputy Director Announced

The Nuclear Science User Facilities is excited to welcome Collin Knight as the Deputy Director. Collin has prior experience with the NSUF as the lead post irradiation project manager since 2010. Collin Knight. Working in the Post-Irradiation Examination and Project Execution Department at Idaho National Laboratory, Collin managed post irradiation examination related projects, and coordinated activities at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) as well as other NSUF partner facilities. He was the project manager for Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory (IMCL) equipment installation and provided engineering and project manager assistance for the PIE Equipment Upgrade project. Collin has more than 29 years of...

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Announcement

DOE Awards $61 Million to U.S. Universities, Industry, and National Laboratories

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AWARDS $61 MILLION IN NUCLEAR ENERGY PROJECTS AT U.S. UNIVERSITIES, INDUSTRY, AND NATIONAL LABORATORIES    74 Projects Accelerate R&D, Strengthen Infrastructure, and Provide Career Opportunities    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded more than $61 million for 74 nuclear energy projects across the country. The projects will support nuclear technology development, infrastructure improvements, and career opportunities at more than 40 U.S. universities. They will also help move the nation closer toward its goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 by expanding access to nuclear energy—the nation’s largest source of clean power.    “These awards are an investment in both...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Calls and Awards

NSUF awards 30 Rapid Turnaround Experiment proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has awarded 30 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 2022.30 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $1.53M, have been awarded. These awards went to 20 principal investigators from universities and ten 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. ...

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Users Org

Save the Date: NSUF Annual Users Organization Meeting

The Executive Committee of the NSUF Users Organization is pleased to announce the 2022 Annual NSUF Users Organization Meeting. The Users Organization Meeting will take place online July 12 and July 13, 2022 from 8:00-11:00 AM Mountain Time. This meeting will highlight additions and upgrades to NSUF capabilities and research achievements from NSUF sponsored projects.We are excited to hear from the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Dr. Kathryn Huff and the NSUF Director, Dr. Rory Kennedy.The meeting will also feature:Rapid Student Presentations: current and past student users are encouraged to present results of NSUF research and share experiences with user facilities. Students...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Facility Highlight

The National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF): opportunities for access

Access for July to September closes May 31, 2022

The National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF) is a £100 million investment by the UK government in state-of-the-art experimental facilities for research and development in nuclear science and technology.The aim is to install new equipment and laboratories, provide training opportunities for nuclear scientists and engineers, and foster international collaborations. Outstanding facilities There are 30 NNUF facilities, many of which can handle active materials.Additional capability has been added at well-established facilities, including the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory, the University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility, and UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility. Newer projects include a neutron source at Birmingham, an investment in nuclear robotics at Bristol,...

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