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Innovators in Nuclear Engineering Receive Federal Accolades, Project Support

The US Department of Energy announced support for a PhD student and five faculty with innovative projects to improve nuclear power plant design and safety.

On a Scientific Mission to Mars

UT engineering students led by UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials Steve Zinkle are working on overcoming these challenges by peering into “exotic” materials that can withstand extreme environments—as in those created by nuclear-powered thermal propulsion. That’s because one promising approach to get a rocket to Mars and back in a shorter time is by going nuclear.“