UT Knoxville has been awarded up to $1.3 million in grants from the US Department of Energy for nuclear energy research and development.
The university is getting $846,000 to develop new and advanced reactor designs. Another $538,000 is for research on innovative nuclear science and engineering projects.
UT was among thirty-one universities in more than twenty states to receive such grants. In all, fifty-one awards were announced. The various projects are designed to cut carbon pollution, create clean energy jobs, and strengthen the nuclear energy industry.
The principal investigators are Wes Hines, interim vice chancellor for research and engagement, and materials science and engineering professor Peter Liaw.