Department of Nuclear Engineering News

UT Student Spent Summer Conducting Tests at Nuclear Sites in Pacific

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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.

Weekly Science Forum will Feature Steve Skutnik and Nuclear Fuel

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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

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UT Patents Help Prevent Everything from Nuclear Disaster to Onion Milkshakes

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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.