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​FY 2009 Infrastructure Grants

The Office of Nuclear Energy recognizes that in order for U.S. universities to conduct cutting-edge research and educate the next generation of nuclear science and engineering students they need to be properly equipped.
Through NEUP, the agency funds infrastructure grants of up to $300,000 for equipment and instrumentation for research reactors, other specialized facilities, classrooms and laboratories, and non-reactor nuclear science and engineering research.
NEUP awarded about $6 million in infrastructure grants to 30 universities in 2009.

General Science Infrastructure Support FOA

Research Reactor Upgrades FOA

FY09 University Selection for Infrastructure Awards
Institution​ Equipment and/or purpose
Arizona State UniversityElectron microscopy and material handling equipment upgrades for 3-D characterization of microstructure in surrogate fuel materials with depleted uranium
Boise State UniversityIon slicer for transmission electron microscopy sample preparation of nuclear materials
City College of New YorkEnhancement of the capability of reactor thermal-hydraulics and Safety Research Laboratory
Idaho State UniversityInfrastructure support for analytical and health physics laboratory instrumentation
Kansas State UniversityReactor backup power supply, neutron survey meter, replacement control rod, and dosimetry equipment
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCore loop H2/O2, laser flash thermal diffusivity instrument, video camera, and viscometer
Monmouth CollegeEnhancement of nuclear science education through purchase of new sources and detectors for nuclear physics courses
North Carolina State UniversityIntense pulsed neutron source and gamma monitoring system to be integrated into the Reactor User Facility
Oregon State UniversityRaman spectrometer, microscope, neutron imaging system, and neutron depth profiling system to provide improved analysis capability<
Pennsylvania State UniversityNeutron detectors, computers for student lab enhancements.  Detectors, software, and pneumatic sample transfer system for radionuclear laboratory enhancements
Purdue UniversityLaser, filters, spectrograph, gas cell, ion source, and sputter station
Rennesslaer Polytechnic InstituteElectronic equipment to support neutron measurements, gamma spectroscopy, and dosimetry in teaching and research laboratories
Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center (RINSC)Equipment to support a new counting classroom and remodeling the RINSC’s control room
South Carolina State UniversityHigh-purity germanium detector and a multi-channel analyzer to complete development of an advanced undergraduate radiochemistry laboratory
Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M UniversityFlow visualization laboratory to promote research in advanced reactor designs
University of AlabamaX-ray diffractometer, glovebox, and computer equipment to provide infrastructure for solid state, solution, and theoretical actinide chemistry for the “Introduction into Radiochemistry” Curriculum
University of California, BerkeleyNuclear physics instrumentation and radiation detection equipment for nuclear physics and reactor safety teaching and research
University of California,IrvineCounting equipment, a centrifugal contactor, and a particle size analyzer to develop the education and R&D programs
University of Colorado, BoulderTG-DSC/DTA for use in NE materials science related research
University of FloridaEstablish a fully digital control system for UFTR
University of IdahoEstablish medium-to-higher temperature material characterization capability
University of MarylandUV/VIS, a gamma system, and a neutron generator to expand and enhance nuclear related labs
University of MichiganAlpha/beta/gamma/neutron counting and spectrscopy equipment; euipment for use at ATR user facility to enhance teaching and research capabilities
University of Nevada, Las VegasPhysical property measurement system and system upgrade for D8 Advance XRD for NE fuels research
University of Nevada, RenoEstablish friction stir welding/processing facility
University of New MexicoElectronics/counting equipment for teaching lab
University of Texas at AustinTwo new gamma spec systems to expand research and teaching capabilities
University of Texas, ArlingtonEstablishment of Radiation Measurement Applications Laboratory
University of Wisconsin, MadisonSEM and neutron imaging equipment to facilitate research
Utah State UniversityTMC Tunnel, PIV camera, heater plate models to support transient mixed convection facility