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Department of Nuclear Engineering News
Joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials Steven Zinkle was recently awarded the Robert Franklin Mehl Award, one of the most prestigious given in his field.
Nuclear engineering students Chris Andrews, Don Miller, and Adam Stratz have been selected for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Graduate Fellowship Program, which provides full-time funding for the students while they work in NNSA offices around the country.
UT alumnus and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nuclear Engineering Hash Hashemian has been named to a key nuclear advisory board.
Several national publications used the comments of Steve Zinkle, the joint UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials, to talk about a breakthrough in radiation monitoring.
Four professors with UT ties have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science class of fellows for 2016: Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, George Ostrouchov and Baohua Gu. The fellows will be inducted in February 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.
Nashville native Adam Stratz got to experience what might be considered an ideal summer vacation just before the start of the fall semester, spending eighteen days in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. However, his mission was anything but vacation. Stratz was the lone student taking part in a radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the islands.
Professor Steve Skutnik will present “Trash or Treasure? Options for Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel” at the Science Forum on Friday. His talk will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. The forty-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The Science Forum is free and open to
UT patents have helped improve everything from rechargeable batteries to the taste of dairy products. For example, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall, Nuclear Engineering Professor Steven Skutnik, and nuclear engineering student Michael Willis developed and patented a mobile device that can successfully detect sources of nuclear radiation. Take a look at our list of some of the notable contributions of UT researchers.
College of Engineering alumnus Hash Hashemian, an icon of nuclear energy, was recently awarded the college’s highest honor.