UM Awarded Nuclear Research Grants

8/10/11

The U.S. Department of Energy announced yesterday it awarded the University of Michigan nearly $3.5 million in research grants, aimed at developing cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies and training and educating the next generation of leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry.

The university received a total of four awards in the areas of fuel cycle research and development, advanced modeling and simulation, and transformative research.

The DOE awarded a total of $39 million to 51 projects at colleges and universities across the nation as part of its Nuclear Energy University Programs, which work to leverage the research and development capabilities of American educational institutions to enhance U.S. leadership in the global nuclear energy industry.

Sarah Schmid is the editor of Xconomy Detroit. You can reach her at 313-570-9823 or sschmid@xconomy.com. Follow @

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