Partner Facilities Working Group
The NSUF convenes first Partner Facilities Working Group Meeting
The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) hosted the first NSUF Partner Facilities Working Group meeting May 24-25, 2017, at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, ID. The NSUF establishes partnerships with facilities that have unique research capabilities to link intellectual capital with nuclear research infrastructure to fulfill the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE). The working group meeting aimed to provide a formal venue to identify and to capture programmatic input from the NSUF Partner Facilities.
“The NSUF Partner Facilities Working Group meeting provided the partner facilities with an avenue to self-organize in order to increase their involvement in programmatic decisions,” said NSUF Director Rory Kennedy, PhD. “This initial working group meeting established a valuable baseline for evaluating shared interests and concerns among the participating institutions.”
Representatives of nine universities, six national laboratories, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), and the Westinghouse Materials Center of Excellence participated in the meeting. Representatives from DOE-NE and DOE-Idaho Field Office also attended the meeting and greeted participants. The NSUF is based at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), DOE’s lead laboratory for nuclear energy research and development.
The NSUF is the DOE-NE’s only designated nuclear energy user facility. Through a peer-reviewed proposal process, the NSUF provides external research teams with access to reactor, post-irradiation examination and beamline capabilities at INL and 14 affiliated partner institutions at universities, national laboratories and industry facilities located across the country. Each partner facility brings exceptional research capabilities to the NSUF, including reactors, beamlines, advanced instruments, hot cells, and – equally important – expertise.
For more information regarding the NSUF and the NSUF Partner Facilities Working Group, visit the NSUF website at https://nsuf.inl.gov.
NSUF Partner Facilities Working Group Meeting Documents -- May 2017
Working Group Overview and Status - Rory Kennedy
NEID Overview - Jon Kirkham
NFML Overview - Kelly Cunningham
Partner Facility Presentations:
Idaho National Laboratory - Mitch Meyer
INL's Advanced Test Reactor - Dave Schoonen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Gordon Kohse
Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Joanna Taylor
North Carolina State University - Ayman Hawari
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Thomas Hartmann
University of Michigan - Ovidiu Toader and Gary Was
Illinois Institute of Technology - Jeff Terry
Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Chris Petrie
Purdue University - Jitendra Tripathi and Ahmed Hassanein
University of California, Berkeley - Peter Hosemann
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Li He and Todd Allen
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - David Senor
Westinghouse Electric Company - Frank Gift
Argonne National Laboratory - Meimei Li
Sandia National Laboratory - Khalid Hattar
Brookhaven National Laboratory - Lynne Ecker
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Tarik Saleh
The Ohio State University - Raymond Cao
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre - Sven Van den Berghe