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​​​​​​​​2023 Awardees

Open Competition ​​

Fuel Cycle Technologies
​Claire Griesbach
Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
First Place
Microstructural heterogeneity of the buffer layer of TRISO nuclear fuel particles​
Kyle Quillin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Second Place
Microstructural and nanomechanical studies of PVD Cr coatings on SiC for LWR fuel cladding applications​
Nucelar Engineering
​Adam Dix
Purdue University
First Place
A novel friction factor for wire-wrapped rod bundles​
Jonathan Crozier
North Carolina State University
Second Place
Thermal Scattering Law for Structure-Dependent-Doppler Broadening in FLASSH​​
​Reactor Development
Katelyn Wada
Boise State University
First Place
Transient multilayer analytical model of a line heat source probe for in-pile thermal conductivity measurements​
Grayson Gall
North Carolina State University
Second Place
Measurement of a radial flow profile with eddy current flow meters and deep neural networks​
Spent Fuel Disposition
​Jarom Chamberlain
University of Utah
First Place
Development of a scalable method to chlorinate UO2 to UCl3 using ZrCl4
Travis Deason
University of South Carolina
Second Place
Developing Waste Forms for Transuranic Elements:Quaternary Neptunium Fluorides of the Type NaxMNp6F30 (M = Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe,Co, Ni, Al, Ga)​

Competition for Graduate Students Attending Minority Serving Institutions or Belonging to an Underserved Community
Ezgi Gursel
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Using artificial intelligence to detect human errors in nuclear power plants: A casein operation  and maintenance​

Ilana Szlamkowicz
University of Central Florida
Transformations and speciation of iodine in the environment as a result of oxidation by manganese minerals​

Adam Mallette
University of Houston
The effect of metals on zeolite crystallization kinetics with relevance to nuclear waste glass corrosion​​
Bethany Kersten
Case Western Reserve University
Synthesis of americium trichloride via chlorination of americium oxide using zirconium tetrachloride in LiCl–KCl molten salt​​

Theresa Mary Green
University of Michigan
Effect of N2- and CO2-containing shielding gases on composition modification and carbonitride precipitation in wire arc additive manufactured grade 91 steel

Undergraduate Competition

Kalyn Fuelling
University of Michigan
Effect of Temperature on the Solubility of Metallic Magnesium in Molten MgCl2-KCl-NaCl​