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The University of Tennessee is the lead institution for a $25 million cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.


The Nuclear Engineering Department is involved in a partnership among UT, UT Health Science Center, and ORNL to improve outcomes for cancer patients.


UT and nuclear technology company Kairos Power are developing a simulator-based nuclear operator training facility for UT students and Kairos employees.


Associate Professor Livia Casali and two of her PhD students were involved in a global collaboration that could prove “revolutionary” in the field of nuclear fusion.


The Department of Nuclear Engineering, UT Vet School, and UT Oak Ridge Institute purchased new PET and CT imaging equipment to expand preclinical capabilities.


Professor Maik Lang has received $500,000 from the DOE to characterize and understand the formation of metastable materials in high-energy ball mills.


TCE named a teaching lab in the department the ORTEC/AMETEK Nuclear Engineering Radiological Teaching Laboratory. It provides students with upgraded equipment and technological support, and prolongs a close relationship between UT and ORTEC.


International engineering, construction, and project-management company Bechtel has opened its newest office in Knoxville. The Engineering Execution Center will likely provide job and collaboration opportunities for TCE students.


Professor and Pietro F. Pasqua Fellow Maik Lanf received a Mid-Career Award from REI for his research on the effects of radiation on insulating materials


An international collaboration including Eric Lukosi have quantified a rare isotope decay path with major implications for the age of the Earth and the search for dark matter.