T7 Re-envisioning the Next Generation of University Led Nuclear Innovation

Advancing university-led nuclear innovation and investing in the next generation of the nuclear workforce is vital to fulfilling the agency's mission. The University Nuclear Leadership Program aims to support outstanding, cutting-edge, and innovative research at U.S. universities by bolstering nuclear engineering and related programs to ensure the next generation of scientists and engineers is ready to meet future challenges. This session will highlight three individual presentations by principal investigators from our 46 grant research projects on university-led nuclear innovation.
  • Introductory Remarks
    Christopher T. Hanson, Chair, NRC
  • Project: Advanced Characterization of ATF Cladding for Understanding their Degradation Under Short-time Temperature Excursions and Implications in Dry Storage
    Jessika Rojas, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth Univsersity
  • Interdisciplinary Nuclear Research
    Henry Spitz, Professor of Nuclear & Radiological Engineering, University of Cincinnati and Jimmy Stringer, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cincinnati
  • Advances in PRA Technologies and a Hybrid Approach to PRA Development
    Michelle Bensi, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland and Joy Shen, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Nancy Hebron-Isreal, Senior Grants Administrative Specialist, Program Management, Policy Development & Analysis, RES/NRC e-mail: Nancy.Hebron-Isreal@nrc.gov

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