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UT Engineering Departments Named Key Players in $30 Million Consortium

UT’s study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy.

Backed by the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Nuclear Science and Engineering Nonproliferation Research Consortium is aiming to create a pipeline of new talent and generate new concepts and technologies in basic and applied nuclear science that can be transferred to the national laboratories.

“This is a tremendous honor as well as responsibility that has been given to our college,” said Wayne Davis, dean of the College of Engineering. “It speaks volumes for the type of research we conduct, both in nuclear engineering and materials science, and serves as an endorsement of our role as a nationally recognized leader in those areas.”

UT’s funding as part of the consortium will come to $4.25 million over five years.

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