|Purdue University||West Lafayette, IN||Infrastructure||Major Reactor Upgrades||$1,276,812|
Purdue University will replace its existing Instrumentation and Control
systems with modern, solid-state technology that will reduce unscheduled
maintenance downtime, increase the availability and improve the safety
of the reactor for use in its education, training, and research mission.
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Madison, WI||Infrastructure||Major Reactor Upgrades||$433,082|
University of Wisconsin-Madison will refinish its existing hot cell and
install the infrastructure necessary for sample preparation and testing
and relocate the existing CLIM facility within the UWNR and take
advantage of an integrated radiation monitoring system.
|University of Utah||Salt Lake City, UT||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$24,000|
University of Utah will upgrade and improve its TRIGA (UUTR) facilities
including its fuel handling tool. The tool, which is used for research,
services, and training of students, will be used for a variety of
experiments including control rod worth measurement, thermal power
calibration, neutron activation and critical fuel loading.
|Washington State University||Pullman, WA||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$143,945|
Washington State University will acquire three pieces of equipment
including a NLW Wide Range log-power Channel, NPP-1000 Pulse Power
Channel, and a radiation-tolerant underwater camera.
|Oregon State University||Corvallis, OR||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$62,244|
Oregon State University will provide over $23,000 in cost share to
upgrade and automate the pneumatic transfer system serving their 1 MW
Mark II TRIGA reactor.
|Kansas State University||Manhattan, KS||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$136,470|
Kansas State University will replace its control rod drive mechanisms
and airborne radioactivity monitoring system. The old equipment will be
used as a backup system improving the reliability of the Kansas State
|Texas A&M University||College Station, TX||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$200,000|
Texas A&M University will provide over $64,000 in cost share to
improve operability of its reactor by a power uprate of about 1.5 MW and
by replacing a 54-year old compressor. The funds will allow the reactor
to provide additional capabilities to researchers in the same timeframe
and reduce the amount of maintenance downtime.
|University of Florida||Gainesville, FL||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$167,412|
The University of Florida will purchase a Canberra CAM110G Series
Continuous Air Monitor for online Ar-41 effluent monitoring. The new air
monitoring system will allow significant upgrades to allow relicensing
of the facility by the NRC and improve the uptime availability of the
reactor for training of student and research activities. University of
Florida will cost share and additional $17,000.
|University of Missouri-Columbia||Columbia, MO||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$149,951|
University of Missouri, Columbia will provide over $16,000 in cost share
to acquire a new NI system drawer and associated amplifiers and
|University of New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$50,000|
The University of New Mexico will complete a system update including a new computer data acquisition card, associated electronics, and a physical test stand. The new equipment will improve reliability of the newly* relicensed reactor.
|North Carolina State University||Raleigh, NC||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$123,840|
North Carolina State University will develop a modern digital image
plate system that will establish a high resolution digital neutron
imaging capability at the NCSU PULSTAR reactor.
|Colorado School of Mines||Golden, CO||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$148,667|
The Colorado School of Mines will add several modular filters, provide
additional neutron detection and measurement equipment, and obtain image
conversion foils needed to conduct film-based neutron radiography.
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Troy, NY||Infrastructure||Minor Reactor Upgrades||$150,000|
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will upgrade its Walthousen Reactor
Critical Facility to extend the experimental and operational
capabilities of the facility for teaching and training students,
conducting research, and performing subcritical experiments in support
of generating bench mark data.
|Washington State University||Pullman, WA||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$90,608|
Washington State University will add new instrumentation to an existing
suite of equipment supporting radioactive materials research. The
equipment focuses on lanthanide and actinide metal ions to support
research into future fuel cycles that support actinide transmutation.
|The Curators of the University of Missouri Science & Technology||Rolla, MO||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$300,000|
Missouri University of Science and Technology will add three
workstations for spectroscopy of alpha particle, beta particle and gamma
ray, neutron measurement, and x-ray exposure measurement. Funds will
also be used for a facility upgrade for distance education. Missouri
S&T will provide an additional $50,000 in cost share.
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Blacksburg, VA||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$224,935|
Virginia Tech will establish a laboratory for research and education in
the area of radiation measurement, simulation and visualization.
Equipment purchases include basic sets of radiation detection
instruments and sources along with a computer cluster and displays to
provide particle transport measurement, simulation and visualization.
Virginia Tech will cost share an additional $25,000.
|Georgia Tech Research Corporation||Atlanta, GA||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$250,000|
Georgia Tech will enhance the capabilities of its Radiological
Science and Engineering Laboratory by upgrading an existing neutron
generator as well as adding a mass spectrometer gas analysis unit and a
thermal evaporator system for neutron detector research and development.
|Alcorn State University||Alcorn State, MS||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$226,420|
Alcorn State University will upgrade its existing basic level nuclear
instrumentation laboratory and expand its radiation research laboratory
for its Health Physics program. Funds will be used to purchase a high
purity germanium detector (HP Ge), an alpha spectrometer, vacuum pump,
cables, NaI detectors, GM tubes, radioactive supplies, and laboratory
|Oregon State University||Corvallis, OR||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$183,158|
Oregon State University will build a calorimetric and thermogravimetric
analytical (TGA) instrumentation capability. Also, they will acquire a
Nano Isothermal Titration Calorimeter and Thermogravimetric Analyzer.
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond, VA||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$199,256|
Virginia Commonwealth University will build educational and research
infrastructure for its new nuclear engineering program. The funds will
be used to enhance the instrumentation available at VCU's radiation
detection and measurement laboratories and to acquire nuclear materials
|Colorado State University||Fort Collins, CO||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$260,000|
Colorado State University's Health Physics program will update
instrumentation to reflect current equipment used by industry and
utilize measurement equipment to perform research in forensic
identification of radioactive materials, detection of sources, and
environmental effect of nuclear reactor effluents. Colorado State will
provide a cost share of $10,000.
|University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, PA||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$300,000|
University of Pittsburgh will cost share $50,000 to purchase detectors,
instrumentation, and sources to establish and equip a new Radiation
Detection and Measurement Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh.
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin, TX||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$232,453|
The University of Texas at Austin will implement a dedicated low-level
background gamma-ray counting Compton suppression system for teaching
and research of nuclear engineering students. University of Texas at
Austin will cost share $50,000 for a full dedicated low-level gamma
facility that will be used for counting times between 12-24 hours to
perform measurements in low level gamma-ray studies in nuclear
forensics, radiochemistry, fission product experiments, and
|Illinois Institute of Technology||Chicago, IL||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$300,000|
The Illinois Institute of Technology will provide $200,000 cost share to
acquire an Electron detector and the supporting Vacuum equipment used
to better understand damage mechanisms due to heavy ion irradiations in
both fuels and structural materials.
|Colorado School of Mines||Golden, CO||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$255,402|
Colorado School of Mines will provide $5,400 in cost share to acquire a
RoboMet.3D and Avizo Fire Edition 7.0 for its Active Materials
Characterization Laboratory. The upgrade will enhance sample throughput
and will expand the digital microstructure imaging and tomographic
capabilities available at Colorado School of Mines.