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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​FY 2019 Infrastructure Grants

Seven university-led projects will receive more than $1.6 million for research reactor and infrastructure improvements providing important safety, performance and student education-related upgrades to a portion of the nation's 25 university research reactors as well as enhancing university research and training infrastructure. 

A full list of infrastructure recipients is listed below. Actual project funding will be established during contract negotiation phase.

FY 2019 Infrastructure Awards​
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Description
  
  
https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts1/GSI-19-17955_TechnicalAbstract_2019SummaryGSI-19-17955.pdf
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University of IdahoInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$285,763
This project is one of three to build NuScale reactor simulators in multiple universities (Oregon State University, Texas A&M and the University of Idaho) for research, education, K-12 outreach, and public advocation regarding nuclear power and Small Modular Reactor technology.
  
https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts1/GSI-19-17944_TechnicalAbstract_2019SummaryGSI-19-17944.pdf
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Texas A&M UniversityInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$308,223
This project is one of three to build NuScale reactor simulators in multiple universities (Oregon State University, Texas A&M and the University of Idaho) for research, education, K-12 outreach, and public advocation regarding nuclear power and Small Modular Reactor technology.
  
https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts1/GSI-19-17958_TechnicalAbstract_2019_Summary_GSI_19-17958_v2.pdf
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University of Wisconsin-MadisonInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$211,294
This project has two key components, which aim at developing new high throughput capabilities for the entire nuclear materials’ community. The university will develop an automated high-speed surface imaging and chemical analysis capability for additively manufacturing high entropy alloys and develop high throughput irradiation capabilities at the University of Wisconsin Ion Beam Laboratory to investigate radiation damage resistance of HEAs.
  
https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts1/GSI-19-17961_TechnicalAbstract_2019SummaryGSI-19-17961.pdf
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Oregon State UniversityInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$250,000
This project is one of three to build NuScale reactor simulators in multiple universities (Oregon State University, Texas A&M and the University of Idaho) for research, education, K-12 outreach, and public advocation regarding nuclear power and Small Modular Reactor technology.
  
https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts1/GSI-19-17780_TechnicalAbstract_2019SummaryGSI-19-17780.pdf
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North Carolina State UniversityInfrastructureGeneral Scientific Infrastructure$290,000
This project will enhance material characterization/examination capabiltiies for nuclear energy research. The university will acquire a high spatial resolution photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy and mapping system to characterize nuclear fuel, cladding materials and nuclear sensor materials, along with a floating zone furnace for sample preparation.
  
https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts1/RU-19-17668_TechnicalAbstract_2019SummaryRU-19-17668.pdf
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The Ohio State UniversityInfrastructureReactor Upgrades$230,000
The Ohio State University Nuclear Reactor Lab will replace the existing reactor control-rod drive mechanism system with a modern system that will improve operational reliability and safety. The end result will maximize the long-term availability of the reactor, a Nuclear Science User Facilities partner facility, for serving the education and research missions of both the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy, and The Ohio State University.
  
https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts1/RU-19-17572_TechnicalAbstract_2019SummaryRU-19-17572.pdf
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Reed CollegeInfrastructureReactor Upgrades$104,000
Funding will be used by Reed College to improve reliability and enhance the research capabilities of the reactor program. This includes the replacement of the liquid scintillation counter and the air particulate and gas stack monitor.