06/26/17

$1.5M will elevate Ohio State’s nuclear engineering research

This month, three researchers from The Ohio State University were awarded a total of $1.23 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance nuclear energy research and technologies.

Ohio State’s three projects, in combination with 82 other national awards, represent the DOE’s nearly $67 million investment in nuclear energy, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure research. The awards will be finalized and issued by Sept. 30.

Tunc Aldemir, Marat Khafizov and Lei R. Cao will lead the university and the state of Ohio in developing innovative technologies that will elevate nuclear engineering research.

In addition to the three research ventures, DOE provided the university with $317,500 in funding for two fellowships and one scholarship through the Integrated University Program (IUP). This student funding opportunity will attract highly qualified science and engineering students to nuclear energy professions.

When combined, the DOE has committed $1.5 million to transform Ohio State’s nuclear energy research.

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