The 2013 Graduate Student Poster Session, a celebration highlighting graduate student research and creative activity, was held on April 10, 2013 as part of the campus-wide 2013 Spring UNL Research Fair. The purpose of this yearly event is to give students the opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity; to communicate their results to other students, faculty and staff; and to learn about other areas of research and creative activity. The event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies.2013 Poster Session - all Energy Center participants (more...)
The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research released its Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking innovative energy sciences research and collaboration ideas from UNL faculty. This is the eighth annual cycle in which UNL faculty can compete in this internal competition for energy research grants. These grants help UNL faculty to develop energy-related research capacity and improve their competitiveness for external funding. The deadline for preproposals is May 22, 2013. Full proposals will be by invitation only. Funding for this opportunity is made possible through an investment in energy sciences research at UNL by the Nebraska Public Power District. NCESR Cycle 8 - RFP
Two new research projects were funded at UNL to maximize the efficiency with which water and energy resources are used to sustain economic development and water conservation in Nebraska agriculture. To learn about the funded projects, please click here.
In a July 17 announcement, the U.S. Department of Energy committed to invest $10.9 million across 13 projects to improve nuclear industry and reactor safety, performance and cost competitiveness. From that, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will receive $979,978 to lead a Nuclear Energy Technologies (NEET) Reactor Materials project.
The UNL-led project aims to develop advanced metal and ceramic composites, partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University. They will research advanced reactor materials for piping, wiring cladding and other related structures in nuclear reactors and along the nuclear fuel cycle.Michael Nastasi, director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research at UNL and Elmer Koch Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, is the principal invest8igator for the project, Radiation Tolerance and Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Ceramic/Metal. The work will explore the development of advanced metal/ceramic composites for improvements that could lead to more efficient production of electricity in advanced reactors. he U.S. Department of Energy has given Nastasi and his team a $980,000 grant to explore the development of advanced metal and ceramic composites. Those improvements could lead to more efficient production of electricity in advanced nuclear reactors. (more...)