About Us

The NSUF: Pairing the best minds with the needed capability

The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) offers unparalleled research opportunities for nuclear energy researchers. Users are provided access (at no cost to the researcher) to world-class nuclear research facilities, technical expertise from experienced scientists and engineers, and assistance with experiment design, assembly, safety analysis and examination.

How to gain access to NSUF facilities

Access is awarded through a competitive peer-reviewed process. NSUF offers research proposal options through an online submission system that helps prospective researchers develop, edit, review and submit their proposals. NSUF staff is available to help any researcher who desires to submit a proposal. Proposals can be submitted and viewed through MY NSUF on the black navigation bar to the left of this window.

Submitted proposals should be consistent with the DOE-NE mission and its programmatic interests. These include the Light Water Reactor Sustainability, Fuel Cycle Research and Development, Advanced Modeling and Simulation and Advanced Reactor Technology programs.

An accredited U.S. university or college, a national laboratory, or U.S. incorporated industry may lead research proposals for irradiation/ post-irradiation experiments. All NSUF research must be non-proprietary and results are expected to be published. Collaborations with other national laboratories, federal agencies, non-U.S. universities and industries are encouraged. 

For more information, contact Dan Ogden (208) 526-4400 or dan.ogden@inl.gov.


Projects

NSUF research supports Department of Energy-Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) missions. Most of the research looks at either understanding the mechanisms of radiation on materials and fuels to address the challenges of the aging current fleet of reactors or looks at materials and fuels for the next generation. 

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Technical Publications

All NSUF research projects are expected to produce publications as part of their research. Those publications are included in the NSUF database for future viewing. 

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 Users Organization

As part of NSUF, the program also has a users organization. Membership in the organization is open to all users and potential users of the various NSUF facilities and scientists and engineers engaged in the operation and development of these facilities.   

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Contact Us

Please contact the NSUF by email at nsuf@inl.gov or find the NSUF employee you would like to contact. 

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NSUF Publications