Christopher Morrison was selected as a winner in the Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards for his work on Composite Solid Matrix Nuclear fuels for Space Reactors.
Christopher Morrison presented his paper on “Feasibility Study of Solid Matrix Fuels for Space Power
Reactors” at the Nuclear and Emerging Technology for Space Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also served as the public relations chair for the conference.
Congratulations to Elise Pusateri who successfully passed her candidacy exam for her research on the electron swarm model.
Congratulations to Andrew Pavlou who successfully passed his candidacy exam presenting his research on “A New On-the-Fly Sampling Method for Thermal Neutron Scattering Data in Monte Carlo Simulations.”
This summer the members of the NEAMS group had the opportunity to conduct research at two Department of Energy national laboratories. Andrew Pavlou and Elise Pusateri continued their research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Christopher Morrison and Jaron Senecal started new projects at Idaho National Laboratory. All enjoyed a productive summer as well as the cross-country road trips.
Andrew Pavlou won best paper in mathematics and computation and Christopher Morrison won best paper in Aerospace at the 2014 American Nuclear Society’s Student Conference at Penn State.
Aymen an undergraduate working with Christopher Morrison presented a poster and some of his research findings at the Sophmore Research Symposium on Wednesday April 2nd.
Chao and Yanheng successfully defended their theses in front of their committee and peers last week. They have both been students in the NEAM program for four years and will be official new PhD graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May.
Chao Liang and Yanheng Li, two students from the NEAMS group will defend their theses next week. Yanheng will be presenting at on Monday (31st) from noon to 2:00 in JEC 5030 on his work on meso scale modeling of pebble bed reactors. Chao will present on Wednesday (2nd) from 10:00 to noo in JEC 4001 on his work on chord length sampling methods.
A poster presented by Jaron Senecal at the 2013 Materials Science & Technology conference in Montreal won 2nd place in the Student Poster Competition. The poster described the work he did modeling the geometric dissolution of nuclear waste form glass. More information on this topic can be found here. This work was done as part of a summer internship at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.