Approximately 50 people attended a demonstration of a technology called "ultrasonic machining" at AREVA's Technical Training Center on June 9, 2011. The technology, originally developed by the Edison Welding Institute (EWI), applies ultrasonic acoustic vibrations to traditional machining processes to reduce friction and improve performance.
The Department of Energy dedicated the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an advanced research facility that will accelerate the advancement of nuclear reactor technology.
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced two new fiscal year 2011 Funding Opportunity Announcements to support university and college efforts to build or expand their school’s nuclear science and engineering basic research or education capabilities.
On February 14, 2011, the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, through its Nuclear Energy University Programs, invited 85 universities who provided 245 pre-applications to submit full proposals for PS and MS R&D.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) is now accepting pre-applications from universities interested in conducting nuclear energy- related research and development (R&D) projects.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) will co-sponsor a “Second Workshop on U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension Research and Development.”