A UT professor whose research on neutron imaging could improve medical imaging and high-mileage electric vehicles has received the US Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Award. Jason Hayward, UCOR Faculty Fellow in Nuclear Engineering, will receive $750,000 over five years starting in July. The award is granted to researchers in universities and the department’s national laboratories. It supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers.
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UT Knoxville is receiving more than $1.7 million from the US Department of Energy for scholarships, a fellowship, and research grants to train and educate the next generation of leaders in America’s nuclear industry. The awards are part of the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program and Integrated University Program that will support research and development and student investment at forty-six colleges and universities.
Steven Koonin, undersecretary for science at the U.S. Department of Energy, will address U.S. energy challenges, such as energy security, US competitiveness, and environmental impacts, during a visit to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on May 3.
Researchers at UT Knoxville, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and six collaborating universities have performed an unprecedented nuclear reaction experiment that explores the unique properties of the “doubly magic” radioactive isotope of 132Sn, or tin-132.