NC State Nuclear Engineering faculty to participate in University of Tennessee-Knoxville NNSA-funded award

Excerpt from June 24 NNSA press release

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation has awarded $50 million in cooperative agreements to two university consortia to support the basic science that underlies its nuclear security and nonproliferation missions.

The two consortia, led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Georgia Institute of Technology will each receive up to $5 million per year for five years. These consortia link basic university research with applied laboratory research to advance technical capabilities in support of nuclear security and nonproliferation missions of NNSA, enabling an effective pipeline of talented next-generation experts to establish careers at DOE national laboratories. Drs. Yousry Azmy, Jason Hou, John Mattingly and Xu Wu will receive $2.5 million over 5 years for their research contributions in the Enabling Capabilities in Technology Consortium.

“These consortia are critical to the of future of NNSA’s nuclear security and nonproliferation research and development work,” said Jeff Chamberlin, head of NNSA’s nonproliferation efforts. “Once they develop a concept, the national laboratories can iterate and test its capabilities until it’s ready for the private sector to adopt. I am confident these teams led by the University of Tennessee and Georgia Tech are up to the challenge and will make outstanding contributions to our field.”