Remy Devoe, an M.S. student in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee, has been awarded a Second Place prize in the Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies. Devoe’s award is in the Open Competition in the category of Used Fuel Disposition. His award-winning research paper, “COBRA-SFS Dry Cask Modeling Sensitivities in High-Capacity Canisters,” was presented at the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference in April 2015.
In order to be successful and retain its leadership role in nuclear technologies, the United States must foster creativity and breakthrough achievements to develop tomorrow’s nuclear technologies. The Department of Energy has long recognized that university students are an important source of breakthrough solutions and a key component in meeting its long-term goals. The Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards program was developed for this purpose.
The Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards program is designed to: 1) award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative fuel-cycle-relevant research publications, 2) demonstrate the Department of Energy’s commitment to higher education in fuel-cycle-relevant disciplines, and 3) support communications among students and DOE representatives.
The program awarded 18 prizes in 2015 for student publications relevant to the nuclear fuel cycle. In addition to cash awards, award-winning students will have a variety of other opportunities.
(Press release from Innovations in Fuel Cylce Research)