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Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research


Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies of the U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring the sixth annual Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research awards competition for students. The program is designed to:
1. award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative fuel-cycle-relevant research publications and
2. demonstrate the Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies’ commitment to higher education in fuel-cycle-relevant disciplines.
In addition to cash prizes, the top-ranked award winners will present in a special session of the 2015 ANS Winter Meeting. Depending on availability, additional travel/conference/presentation opportunities may be provided.
Please note that the application deadline is midnight, Sunday, March 15.

The Subject Areas
· Nuclear Science and Engineering (including nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry applicable to R&D nuclear fuel cycle and generic geology repository)
· Advanced Fuels (including in-core materials and cladding, materials science, in-core instruments, detectors, sensors and nano-scale structures and materials)
· Material Recovery and Waste Form Development (includes advanced extraction technology for dry and wet recycling of used nuclear fuel, advanced waste form development and its characterization, uranium resources, thermodynamics and kinetics)
· Materials Protection, Control, and Accountancy (including instrumentation, detectors, and sensors for safeguards and nonproliferation applications)
· Used Fuel Disposition (including storage, transportation, disposal of commercial used fuel, behavior of actinides and radionuclides under generic repository conditions)
· Energy Policy (including decision support simulators which may include game theory, economic modeling, and applied mathematics)

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