Friday, July 19, 2024

University of Texas Leads $25 Million Consortium on Nuclear Technology

University of Tennessee Receives $25 Million Department of Energy Grant for Nuclear Security Research

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been awarded a $25 million cooperative agreement by the U.S. Department of Energy to support research in nuclear security and nonproliferation. The Enabling Capabilities in Technology Consortium, which will receive $5 million annually for five years, is set to begin in March 2025 and will focus on advancing global security, clean energy, and artificial intelligence.

Led by Jason Hayward, a UCOR Fellow and professor of nuclear engineering at UT, the consortium’s research will cover a range of areas including earth science, nuclear chemistry, and engineering. The consortium includes 15 universities and eight national laboratories, with a focus on education and training to develop a talented workforce for the future.

Hayward praised the investments made by the state of Tennessee and UT in faculty and facilities, positioning the university as a leading institution in nuclear-related fields. The consortium’s partners include prestigious institutions such as MIT, Texas A&M University, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This new consortium represents a significant step forward in advancing nuclear security and nonproliferation efforts, with a focus on training the next generation of technical talent. Stay tuned for more updates on the groundbreaking research coming out of the Enabling Capabilities in Technology Consortium.

Related Articles

Latest Articles

Most Popular