Nuclear

Monday, December 19, 2016

To download a Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project Seed Grant application form, click here

The University of Michigan Regents resolved in 1948 that: “...the University of Michigan create a War Memorial Center to explore the ways and means by which the potentialities of atomic energy may become a beneficent influence in the life of man, to be known as the Phoenix Project of the University of Michigan.”

To this end, the Advisory Board of MMPP administers a seed-funding program for research groups developing proposals for external support.

Apr
01
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences welcomes Professor Brian Wirth for the Richard K. Osborn Lecture and Webcast

Jan
13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Guest lecturer Professor Steven Cowley will speak on the projected scale of magnetic fusion power plants, plasma turbulence and tokamak experiments.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the International Monetary Fund’s December 2015 issue of Finance and DevelopmentCatherine Hausman co-authors “The Power of the Atom” with Lucas Davis.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Panel debate over emissions doesn't follow partisan lines

E&E News

It was an unusual scenario, to say the least.

Republican lawmakers yesterday needled witnesses on the nuances and intricacies of carbon accounting for biofuels -- models created to showcase how well the fuels performed as a tool for averting climate change.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The United States is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, but the country’s fleet of nearly 100 reactors is showing its age.

Monday, October 26, 2015

When Tom Downar left West Point in 1974, the young graduate wasn’t interested in taking the easy path - at least not in terms of his engineering degree.  Instead, the former military man decided to take on nuclear energy.

“I liked physics and engineering; nuclear was the best of both worlds and you get something done,” says Downar.  “You produce electricity and do it in what we think what is an environmentally friendly way.”

At MIT, Downar earned an MS and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering during a time when the field was facing significant issues and public disapproval.

Oct
26
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join the College of Engineering for an open house and re-dedication of the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Transportation lab revs up for role in climate crackdown

E&E News

U.S. EPA’s National Fuel and Vehicle Emissions Laboratory – a big player in early Clean Air Act crackdowns on tailpipe pollution– is getting a makeover for the battle against global warming.

A five-year, $50 million overhaul is adding a hangar where big rigs and buses can be taken on treadmill rides at speeds of up to 90 mph, providing emissions data in a day instead of the month or more it takes now.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Projects that promise to power deep space missions, add new capabilities to neutron research, and improve cancer diagnostics and treatment are each the recipients of $25,000 Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project (MMPP) seed grants. Seed grants allow researchers exploring peaceful applications of nuclear energy to better define research that appears promising for funding by an outside source.

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