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 Staying Ahead of the Curve

​Staying Ahead of the Curve:  Argonne, INL Collaborate on Software to Aid Power Plant Operators​

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 Nuclear Engineers Do Their Bit in the Fight Against Coronavirus

​Nothing to Sneeze at: Nuclear Engineers Do Their Part in the Fight Against Coronavirus​

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 CEO Credits IUP Support for Freedom in Innovation

​CEO Will Sames Credits IUP Support for Freedom in Innovation​

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 IUP Student Success - Kathryn Metzger


Since her undergrad days at University of South Carolina (UofSC), Metzger has developed strong technical chops by excelling in the academic, national laboratory, and private-sector worlds.  A South Carolina native, she earned her masters and PhD in nuclear engineering from UofSC; as an Integrated University Program (IUP) Fellow, her doctoral work focused on accident tolerant fuels (ATF) and cladding systems, including material testing, characterization, and fuel performance modeling and simulation. ​

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 Staying Ahead of the Curve

​Staying Ahead of the Curve:  Argonne, INL Collaborate on Software to Aid Power Plant Operators​

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 Nuclear Engineers Do Their Bit in the Fight Against Coronavirus

​Nothing to Sneeze at: Nuclear Engineers Do Their Part in the Fight Against Coronavirus​

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 CEO Credits IUP Support for Freedom in Innovation

​CEO Will Sames Credits IUP Support for Freedom in Innovation​

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 IUP Student Success - Kathryn Metzger


Since her undergrad days at University of South Carolina (UofSC), Metzger has developed strong technical chops by excelling in the academic, national laboratory, and private-sector worlds.  A South Carolina native, she earned her masters and PhD in nuclear engineering from UofSC; as an Integrated University Program (IUP) Fellow, her doctoral work focused on accident tolerant fuels (ATF) and cladding systems, including material testing, characterization, and fuel performance modeling and simulation. ​

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 NEUP IRP Results Lead to Important Recommendations for the Nuclear Industry

One of Koroush Shirvan’s areas of expertise is accident-tolerant fuels (ATF), and he served as the executive director of an Integrated Research Project (IRP) titled, Development of Accident Tolerant Fuel Options For Near-Term Applications. The multi-institution project was funded by the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP).​


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 Used Fuel Drying at the University of South Carolina

Deep, highly technical science sometimes leads researchers to facts that bend our notion of logic. Like the idea that water – tucked alongside spent nuclear fuel in a triple-lined container located in South Carolina – would freeze.  Freeze solid. Of course, that’s not the only thing Travis Knight and his co-workers at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) found in their project funded through the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP).  But it certainly was the most counter-intuitive.


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 Test Facility Ushers in Small Modular Reactor Revolution

At the heart of developing the next generation of nuclear power is that novel test facility Reyes and others have used to advance several projects. Known as the MASLWR, or Multi-Application Small Light Water Reactor, it is located on the campus of Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis. The MASLWR is but one of numerous initialisms interwoven in the fabric of OSU’s School of Nuclear Science, housed in the College of Engineering. The AP600 and AP1000 Reyes mentioned, of course, are the Westinghouse-branded reactors. ​


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 US-UK: Drawing on International Expertise

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) has sought to change this paradigm by placing increased emphasis on coordinating with equivalent agencies in other countries. The intent is to draw on nuclear energy expertise from around the world. In 2012, the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) joined with The Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK) to provide collaborative opportunities to benefit both countries. Through its Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the UK partnered with DOE-NE to provide funding to support NEUP projects using DOE-NE’s existing review framework. In the UK, EPSRC is the main funding body for engineering and the physical sciences. RCUK is the public body which coordinates public policy in the UK. DOE and RCUK targeted NEUP’s relatively new Integrated Research Project (IRP) initiative for these initial collaborations. 

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 PULSTAR Reactor - A Research Reactor for the 21st Century

NC State has been awarded 10 NEUP grants for research reactor and infrastructure improvements totaling over $4 million. These grants have allowed the NRP to add state-of-the-art equipment, including two facilities that are the only ones of their kinds in the United States – an intense positron beam and an ultra-cold neutron source. These grants have also funded upgraded power of the PULSTAR reactor, the establishment of a hot cell capability, new reactor control console instrumentation and monitoring equipment, and other improvements that allow for greater research capabilities.

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 University Infrastructure Upgrades

​Through the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), NE integrates university-led innovation into its technical missions by way of a competitive grant process. Established in 2009, NEUP funds two types of grants: Research and Development (R&D) and Infrastructure. Infrastructure grants have been integral in strengthening the nuclear energy research capabilities of universities across the country. This support is often in the form of laboratory equipment.

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 CINR Research and Development Components

​The Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) consists of three research and development (R&D) components. The Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) awards competitively funded research and development opportunities in two main areas—fuel cycles and reactor concepts. The Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) Crosscutting Technology Development (CTD) program funds research that complements NEUP R&D. Programs partner with the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) program to provide R&D funds with access to one-of-a-kind facilities to enable research not typically available to university and industry researchers.

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 Building the Nuclear Workforce of Tomorrow

​The Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOENE) established the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) in 2009 to place its university support under one umbrella. NEUP funds nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at U.S. colleges and universities and provides student educational support. In addition to NEUP, DOE-NE administers the Integrated University Program (IUP), which works to attract qualified nuclear science and engineering (NS&E) students to nuclear energy professions. The program provides undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships leading to a major or minor degree or certificate in the fields or disciplines of NS&E relevant to the DOE-NE mission.

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 Seawater Yields Yellowcake Uranium

​Dipping a bundle of yarn into the ocean and pulling out uranium sounds easy enough. This method of extracting uranium from seawater, an effort led by Chien Wai, emeritus chemistry professor at the University of Idaho, has created quite a splash with its promising results. But while the process itself may be fairly straightforward, reaching this point of success has taken a significant amount of time and effort

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 Kairos Power: DOE-NE Integrated Research Project to Nuclear Startup

​The Fouride High Temperature Salt-Cooled Reactor or FHR, was designed through NEUP's first Integrated Research Project (IRP). DOE-NE has supported university development of this reactor design with dozens of projects since 2011. Kairos Power spun off of these projects in 2016 to be the first nuclear start-up to demonstrate the reactor design.

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 Colby Jensen: IUP Fellow Pays It Forward

​Dr. Colby Jensen grew up on a farm outside the small town of Preston, Idaho, physically close to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and yet a world apart in many ways. He had no ambition to one day work as a researcher at the lab; in fact, he had little knowledge of the lab despite living just a few hours away. But after going away for college and eventually earning his Ph.D., Jensen realized that INL was exactly where he wanted to work.

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