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​​​​​​FY 2015 Infrastructure Grants

The Department of Energy is awarding approximately $3.4 million to 9 colleges and universities to support research reactor infrastructure and general scientific infrastructure improvements, ensuring that American universities have the best equipment and tools available to educate the next generation of industry leaders and strengthen U.S. competitiveness in nuclear R&D. These awards will upgrade the existing fleet of research reactors and support equipment and infrastructure improvements, making these reactors and capabilities more efficient and in line with industry advances.

A full list of infrastructure recipients is listed below.

FY15 Nuclear Energy University Programs Awards
Description 2015 Abstracts/Infrastructure/NEUP_Attachments_Proposal_RU-15-9008_Filtered.pdf
Kansas State UniversityInfrastructureReactor Upgrades$1,495,945

Kansas State University will remove its aging reactor control console at the facility and replace it with a Thermo Fisher Scientific TR-1000 series console which will add additional safety features, an automatic flux control system, improved human interface design, and additional data outputs for teaching and research, while improving the reliability of the reactor facility.
University of FloridaInfrastructureReactor Upgrades$683,127

​University of Florida will create an Integrated Nuclear Fuel and Structural Materials (INFS) research center, which will expand the installed infrastructure of the University of Florida Training Reactor and improve the reactor facility capabilities and utilization.
University of Missouri, ColumbiaInfrastructureReactor Upgrades$213,632

​University of Missouri will acquire and upgrade three systems essential to MURR’s operations: electron beam welding services for fabricating replacement control blades; the facility’s physical and cyber security access control system; and reactor instrumentation.
University of Wisconsin, MadisonInfrastructureReactor Upgrades$22,060

​University of Wisconsin will upgrade personnel radiation monitoring equipment and calibration standards to support the operation and research being conducted at the UWNR and its associated Characterization Laboratory for Irradiated Materials (CLIM).
Aiken Technical CollegeInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$245,000

​Aiken Technical College will acquire an advanced Flow Loop Trainer needed to maximize the value of its nuclear-related training programs.
Clemson UniversityInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$325,000

​Clemson University will acquire a High Temperature Melt Solution Calorimeter to support existing DOE-NE programs as well as advanced characterization of ceramics in related nuclear and commercial arenas.
Georgia Institute of TechnologyInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$228,000

​Georgia Institute of Technology will enhance its academic and research capabilities in nuclear engineering x-ray imaging and neutron dosimetry in the following ways: Installation of an imaging system to go along with the existing x-ray source in a fully equipped irradiation laboratory; Addition of spectroscopic instruments to perform energy resolution measurements in supplement of imaging, and; Addition/expansion of dosimetry capabilities by adding tissue equivalent proportional counters (TEPC) to the neutron spectral and dosimetric instruments for improved characterization of the neutron and mixed fields.
Utah State UniversityInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$226,824

​Utah State University will purchase key equipment to strengthen core capabilities in high temperature materials characterization including a multi-camera system consisting of infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), and visible-range cameras will be used to collect simultaneous full-field temperature and strain measurements from the surface of thermo-mechanically loaded nuclear materials.
Washington State UniversityInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$32,925

​Washington State University will purchase an automated flash chromatography system to improve our current ligand purification abilities. An automated system requires little human involvement, dramatically shortens purification time thus increasing the user’s productivity, and is more conservative of resources like solvents and chromatographic materials.


*Actual project funding will be established during contract negotiation phase.