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Oct 19, 2017 1:00 PM Department of Energy awards flow into ArgonneDepartment of Energy awards flow into Argonne
Four Argonne nuclear projects were awarded DOE Office of Technology Transition’s Technology Commercialization funding
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Oct 16, 2017 11:00 AM Demystifying nuclear energyDemystifying Nuclear Energy
Argonne, University of Chicago host interns leading up to the 75th anniversary of first atomic chain reaction…
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Oct 4, 2017 8:00 AM Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) 75th Anniversary: Future of Nuclear EnergyChicago Pile 1 (CP-1) 75th Anniversary: Future of Nuclear Energy
Argonne honors the 75th anniversary of the world's first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction with a symposium exploring the future of nuclear energy from many perspectives. Video of the event is now available…
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Sep 15, 2017 8:00 AM Small businesses to GAIN from Argonne nuclear expertiseSmall businesses to GAIN from Argonne nuclear expertise
The U.S. Department of Energy announced that six small businesses recognized as nuclear energy innovators will have a chance to work with Argonne National Laboratory through the department’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative
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Sep 14, 2017 8:00 AM IAEA concludes 4-year research project on fast reactor safety featuresIAEA Concludes Four-year Research Project on Fast Reactor Safety Features
Results of a four-year IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on improving system and safety analysis of sodium cooled fast reactors (SFRs) are now available…
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Sep 7, 2017 5:00 PM U.S.-China mission rushes bomb-grade nuclear fuel out of Africa
U.S.-China mission rushes bomb-grade nuclear fuel out of AfricaChinese, U.S. and Ghanaian experts successfully convert Chinese-made miniature neutron source reactor (MNSR) in Ghana to use low-enriched uranium fuel…
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Aug 1, 2017 5:00 PM Nuclear energy comes full circle: Argonne takes part in the start-up and shut down of nuclear reactorsNuclear energy comes full circle: Argonne takes part in the start-up and shut down of nuclear reactors
Argonne’s Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Program has led the way in decommissioning nuclear facilities at the lab and around the world for over 40 years.…
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Jul 26, 2017 1:00 PM Scientific Playgrounds Accelerating Clean Energy ResearchScientific Playgrounds Accelerating Clean Energy Research
Department of Energy user facilities, such as Argonne's Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopy (IVEM)-Tandem Facility, provide extraordinary resources integral to many Energy Frontier Research Center scientific breakthroughs
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Jul 18, 2017 8:00 AM US backs Ghana to convert nuclear research reactorUS backs Ghana to convert nuclear research reactor
Ghana is the first African country to successfully undergo a nuclear research reactor conversion to use low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel in partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Argonne National Laboratory…
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Jul 5, 2017 8:00 AM Busan to strengthen cooperation with US lab in reactor decommissioningBusan to strengthen cooperation with U.S. lab in reactor decommissioning
The city of Busan, South Korea plans to strengthen cooperation with Argonne National Laboratory on decommissioning nuclear reactors following the shutdown of a commercial nuclear reactor in the city…
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Jun 27, 2017 1:00 PM Florent Heidet receives ANS Early Career Reactor Physicist AwardFlorent Heidet receives ANS Early Career Reactor Physicist Award
Argonne nuclear engineer Florent Heidet was recognized by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Reactor Physics Division with the inaugural Early Career Reactor Physicist Award
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May 26, 2017 12:00 PM The global reach of Argonne’s nuclear security training teamThe global reach of Argonne’s nuclear security training team
Argonne supports the IAEA with organization of international training courses covering different areas of nuclear safety and security, nuclear energy and nuclear science and technology…
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Apr 27, 2017 3:00 PM The Mo-99 StoryThe Mo-99 Story
Chemist Alex Brown talks about why isotopes matter in this interesting ANS Nuclear Cafe piece. "Even if your isotopes cure cancer, you still can’t talk about nuclear medicine without bringing up Mo-99."
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Apr 10, 2017 4:00 PM Improving the Development of New Materials for Nuclear EnergyImproving the Development of New Materials for Nuclear Energy
Researchers from Argonne and Northwestern University developed a new technique for testing in-reactor performance of  new nuclear fuels and reactor structural materials by pairing Argonne’s ATLAS accelerator and Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source…
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Apr 6, 2017 4:00 PM 7 Things You Might Not Know about the World's First Nuclear Reactor7 Things You Might Not Know about the World's First Nuclear Reactor
Chicago Pile-1 created the first human-made controlled nuclear chain reaction exactly 75 years ago…
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Mar 31, 2017 8:00 AM Into Kazakhstan to Convert a ReactorInto Kazakhstan to Convert a Reactor
The world is dotted with research reactors that run on highly enriched uranium. Argonne engineers are traveling the world to convert them one by one
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Feb 3, 2017 8:00 AM PRISM: Waste not, want notPRISM: Waste not, want not
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy have developed the sodium-cooled fast reactor PRISM to advanced conceptual design, and the design is ready to start undergoing the regulatory process. Key features of the reactor are based on Argonne research…
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Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Terrestrial Energy to submit design certification to NRC for a molten salt reactor in 2019Terrestrial Energy to Submit Design Certification to NRC for a Molten Salt Reactor in 2019
Terrestrial Energy USA Ltd has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its plans to license IMSR400, a small modular, advanced nuclear reactor, in the United States. Terrestrial Energy has a grant from DOE's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear program to work with Argonne on molten salt technology…
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Jan 25, 2017 4:00 PM Top U.S. Advanced Reactor Developers to Summit at Chicago Technology ShowcaseTop U.S. Advanced Reactor Developers to Summit at Chicago Technology Showcase
Emerging advanced nuclear energy technologies will be discussed at the fourth Advanced Reactors Technical Summit and Technology Trailblazers Showcase to be held at Argonne National Laboratory on February 8-9, 2017.
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Nov 22, 2016 8:00 AM General Electric and Southern Company Team Up to Power the Planet with Nuclear WasteGeneral Electric and Southern Company Team Up to Power the Planet with Nuclear Waste
Though high costs and inflexibility threaten deployment of traditional nuclear reactors, General Electric and Hitachi are betting on a next generation reactor developed by Argonne called the Generation IV PRISM, which is said to have the nearest term licensing and commercialization potential…
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Nov 17, 2016 8:00 AM Robert Hill named Fellow of the American Nuclear SocietyRobert Hill named Fellow of the American Nuclear Society
Bob Hill, technical director of advanced nuclear energy R&D at Argonne, has been honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS)…
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Nov 14, 2016 8:00 AM Argonne radioisotopes have potential for medical diagnosis and treatmen“Accelerating” more reliable medical isotope production
Argonne radioisotopes have potential for medical diagnosis and treatment…
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Oct 12, 2016 8:00 AM Argonne engineers honored for Iran nuclear deal supportArgonne engineers honored for Iran nuclear deal support
A group of Argonne nuclear engineers recently received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretarial Honor Award for their work supporting the Iran nuclear negotiations.…
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Aug 24, 2016 8:00 AM Elia Merzari to receive ASME George Westinghouse Silver MedalElia Merzari to receive ASME George Westinghouse Silver Medal
Nuclear engineer Elia Merzari receives the ASME George Westinghouse Silver Medal for his leadership and outstanding contributions to the simulation of complex thermal-hydraulic phenomena in advanced nuclear reactor fuel bundles to enhance the safety and efficiency of next-generation advanced reactor designs…
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Jul 13, 2016 8:00 AM Employee Spotlight: Elia MerzariEmployee Spotlight: Elia Merzari
Elia Merzari is a principal nuclear engineer in Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering Division. Read what he says about working at Argonne
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Jul 6, 2016 8:00 AM GAIN Small-Business Nuclear Energy Voucher AwardsArgonne to work with small businesses on nuclear technologies
Argonne National Laboratory will be working with four small businesses on nuclear technology projects under the auspices of DOE’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN).…
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Jun 17, 2016 8:00 AM $4M from DOE-NE R&D Funds to Argonne$4M from DOE-NE R&D Funds to Argonne
DOE-NE provided approximately $4M funding to Argonne for nuclear energy-related research through the Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities, Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology programs, and the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative
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Jun 14, 2016 8:00 AM Temitope Taiwo named American Nuclear Society FellowTemitope Taiwo named American Nuclear Society Fellow
Temitope Taiwo, Nuclear Engineering Division Deputy Director, has been honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Fellow is the highest member status presented by the society, and is granted for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of nuclear science and technology…
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May 23, 2016 2:00 PM Analysis: Nuclear key component in fight against climate changeAnalysis: Nuclear key component in fight against climate change
Energy officials and legislators showed their support of nuclear energy at a summit on Capitol Hill last week. "We are supposed to be adding zero carbon sources, not subtracting or simply replacing by building to just kind of tread water," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The US can't meet its climate change goals "unless we substantially support and even embolden the nuclear energy sector," said Sen. Cory Booker…
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May 4, 2016 8:00 AM Argonne, NNSA collaborate with China to convert micro-reactorArgonne, NNSA collaborate with China to convert micro-reactor
China commenced operations on a small research reactor that was converted to use low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel in partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Argonne, the first conversion of its kind...
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Mar 03, 2016 10:00 AM Tomorrow's Nuclear Reactors are Closer than you ThinkTomorrow’s Nuclear Reactors are Closer Than You Think
The Department of Energy supports moving new nuclear reactor designs toward commercialization with the recently established Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)…
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Jan 20, 2016 12:00 PM NNSA Administrator Tours Argonne in Demonstration of Lab’s Critical Scientific Work Supporting Nuclear Threat MinimizationNNSA Administrator Tours Argonne in Demonstration of Lab’s Critical Scientific Work Supporting Nuclear Threat Minimization
NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz received a first-hand look at the role Argonne’s research and development work plays in this major national security mission during his recent visit
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Nov 18, 2015 5:00 PM GE Healthcare and SHINE team upIt Takes Two: GE Healthcare and SHINE team up to solve longstanding radiopharmaceutical supply concerns in medical imaging
A process developed by SHINE, and verified by Argonne, allowed the company to partner with GE Healthcare to provide medical isotopes used in more than 40 million medical imaging procedures annually
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Nov 11, 2015 11:00 AM Ed Hoffman receives DOE Nuclear Energy Fuel Cycle R&D Excellence AwardEd Hoffman receives DOE Nuclear Energy Fuel Cycle R&D Excellence Award
Ed Hoffman, nuclear engineer and manager of the Reactor & Fuel Cycle Analysis Section, was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) with a Nuclear Energy Fuel Cycle R&D Excellence Award
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Nov 10, 2015 8:00 AM Nicolas Stauff receives ANS Young Member Excellence AwardNicolas Stauff receives ANS Young Member Excellence Award
Nuclear engineer Nicolas Stauff has been honored by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) with the 2015 Young Member Excellence Award…

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Awards

For a list of honors and awards received by NE employees for their contributions to scientific research, see NE Awards (1980-present).

Recent Patents

For a list of patents issued to Nuclear Engineering Division staff members by the US Patent Office from 2000 to present, see NE Patents (2000-present).

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