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Research Highlights: Materials Science & Engineering and Nuclear Engineering

Materials science and engineering and nuclear engineering faculty team up as part of a $30 million consortium sponsored by DOE.

Howard Hall, Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security and Professor, nuclear engineering (NE); Research Professor in materials science and engineering (MSE) and Director of the Scintillation Materials Research Center, Chuck Melcher; Jason Hayward, NE Associate Professor; Eric Lukosi, NE Assistant Professor; and MSE Assistant Professor Mariya Zhuravleva form the UT team in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the Department of Energy.

Backed by the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Nuclear Science and Engineering Nonproliferation Research Consortium is aiming to create a pipeline of new talent and generate new concepts and technologies in basic and applied nuclear science that can be transferred to the national laboratories. UT’s funding as part of the consortium will come to $4.25 million over five years.

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Dr. Howard Hall

Howard Hall

Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security
Professor, Nuclear Engineering


Chuck Melcher

Chuck Melcher

Director of the Scintillation Materials Research Center
Research professor, Materials Science & Engineering


Dr. Jason Hayward

Jason Hayward

Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering


Eric Lukosi

Eric Lukosi

Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering


Mariya Zhuravleva

Mariya Zhuravleva

Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering