The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen nine University of Illinois students – eight from NPRE and one from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department – to receive scholarships of $5,000 each.
NPRE Student Services Admissions and Records Officer Becky J. Meline and Prof. Clifford E. Singer have been honored with the 2010 Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising.
Clifford Singer, a professor of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering at Illinois, is videotaped as he talks about nuclear power production and energy policy in the United States May 28, during an American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The Nuclear Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has chosen NPRE Department Head James F. Stubbins as the 2010 winner of the Glenn Murphy Award.
Prof. Roy A. Axford has been selected for the 2010 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
NPRE faculty members are helping to plan the first International Nuclear & Renewable Energy Conference (INREC ’10) in Jordan as that country’s scientists and government officials move to establish nuclear power there and possibly in other Middle Eastern countries.
A group of researchers led by recent NPRE PhD Michael A. Jaworski have combined strong magnetic fields with non-uniform temperatures to produce a self-stirring liquid metal system.
Sridhar, who earned his MS in nuclear engineering and PhD in mechanical engineering from Illinois, is about to make public his invention: a little power plant-in-a-box he wants to put literally in your backyard.