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EPISODE: The Engineering Physics Department Newsletter


Spring / Summer 2007
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New composites are stiffer than diamond

Proof expands limits
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Study helps nanotech researchers hone their outreach skills

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Ray Fonck to head
DOE Office of Fusion Energy Science

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Undergraduate Dustin Jacqmin (seated) and PhD students Luke Olson (center) and James Ambrosek

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Decorative initial cap Competing in an overall field of 79 proposals, UW-Madison research teams received three of 10 recently awarded Department of Energy University-Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (U-NERI) grants, which support innovative research in advanced nuclear technologies. Under the grants, which total approximately $1.73 million over three years, the researchers will conduct multiscale modeling and experimental projects to study fission product transport in TRISO-coated particle fuels, oxidation and surface modification treatments of candidate materials for very high temperature reactor pressure vessel applications, and materials corrosion and heat transfer issues in the use of liquid salts as media for process heat transfer from very high temperature reactors.

The researchers include Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Michael Corradini and Grainger Professor Gerald Kulcinski, Assistant Professor Todd Allen, Research Professor Kumar Sridharan and Associate Scientist Mark Anderson, and Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professors Izabela Szlufarska and Dane Morgan.

Pictured: Undergraduate Dustin Jacqmin (seated) and PhD students Luke Olson (center) and James Ambrosek are among researchers working on the molten salt heat transfer project.


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