Brooks garners Japan's Atomic Energy Society promising researcher award
Caleb Brooks, assistant professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at Illinois, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) Shorei-sho award. Translated as the “Promising Endeavor Award” or “Award for Emerging Technology,” the Shorei-sho award recognizes emerging researchers with exceptional future potential in nuclear science and technology.
This award is the highest honor bestowed by the AESJ for scientists under 35 years of age who work in all nuclear science and technology research areas such as neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, materials, waste management, beam science and other areas. Brooks was cited by the AESJ specifically for his contributions to the area of boiling two-phase flow. He directs the Multiphase Thermo-fluid Dynamics Laboratory, housed in Talbot Laboratory.
Brooks joined the NPRE faculty in 2014 after earning his PhD in nuclear engineering at Purdue University. He also earned a master’s degree in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Purdue. His advisor, Takashi Hibiki, professor and associate head in Purdue’s School of Nuclear Engineering, nominated Brooks for the award.