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Mujid Kazimi

Professor Mujid Kazimi. 1947–2015

Mujid S. Kazimi, the TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Engineering and one of the world’s foremost educators and researchers in nuclear technology, died suddenly on Wednesday in China. ... more

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Richard K. Lester

Lester honored with 2015 Special Award by the American Nuclear Society

Richard Lester, the Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, has received the 2015 American Nuclear Society Special Award for “demonstrating the value of nuclear energy to a wide audience”. He is recognized for playing an outstanding role in the necessary research and analysis, and in the interpretation and leadership associated with furthering the overall understanding of nuclear science and technology.

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Michael Golay, Jacopo Buongiorno, Neil Todreas

NSE team designs a new look for nuclear power

NS’s Jacopo Buongiorno, Michael Golay, and Neil Todreas are designing a floating nuclear power plant that could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction—and could be deployed in time to play a critical role in a low-carbon energy future.

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Leslie Dewan

NSE alum Dewan is one of National Geographic’s 2015 Emerging Explorers

NSE alum Leslie Dewan is helping revolutionize the nuclear power industry by designing a safer, more efficient alternative to today's reactors.

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MIT research teams win 2015 Department of Energy NEUP awards

MIT research teams have received funding through five separate Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) grants.

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NSE alums Dewan and Rothrock elected to MIT Corporation

The MIT Corporation — the Institute’s board of trustees — elected eight term members, who will each serve for five years, during its quarterly meeting held yesterday afternoon. Corporation Chairman Robert B. Millard ’73 announced the election results; all positions are effective July 1. The eight term members are: Roger C. Altman; Leslie C. Dewan ’06, PhD ’13; Jeffrey S. Halis ’76, SM ’76; Jean Hammond SM ’86; Ray A. Rothrock SM ’78; Donald E. Shobrys ’75; Jeffrey L. Silverman ’68; and Viktor F. Vekselberg.

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NSE scientist Minervini and team make cancer treatment more accessible

MIT will be the lead research institution in a project to develop ironless superconducting cyclotrons, an effort that will make highly sought-after proton radiotherapy cancer treatment more available. The Institute’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) will be collaborating with ProNova Solutions, an organization focused on developing and providing proton-beam technology.

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Richard K. Lester

NSE’s Richard Lester named associate provost for international activities

Richard Lester, the Japan Steel Industry Professor and currently the head of MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering , has been named associate provost for international activities, effective July 1. “In his new role, Richard will advise the administration on all matters pertaining to the Institute’s major international activities,” Provost Martin Schmidt announced. “He will have responsibility for the periodic review of our ongoing global efforts as well as for the assessment of proposed international initiatives.”

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Jacopo Buongiorno, Ben Forget, Anne White, Emilio Baglietto

NSE announces faculty promotions

Nuclear Science and Engineering Department Head Richard K. Lester announced four faculty promotions in the Department this spring.

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2015 NSE Awards

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the student chapter of the American Nuclear Society hosted the annual awards dinner on on April 29, 2015. Meet the award winners.

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2015 rising stars

2015 Rising Stars in NSE

On April 15, 2015, the 2nd biennial Rising Stars in Nuclear Science and Engineering Symposium continued a conversation about two important topics: the multidisciplinary nature of the field, and the work that still needs to be done to increase the representation of women in the discipline.

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James Hansen

James Hansen delivers 2015 Rose Lecture in Nuclear Technology

James Hansen, a former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies who was one of the first scientists to raise concerns about global climate change, spoke at MIT Tuesday in the biennial David J. Rose Lecture. The former NASA scientist says we need to develop all carbon-free energy sources to avoid disaster.

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NSE’s Yildiz shows ion slowdown in fuel cell material

Dislocations in oxides such as cerium dioxide, a solid electrolyte for fuel cells, turn out to have a property that is the opposite of what researchers had expected, according to a new analysis at MIT.

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NSE’s Cappellaro brings proteins into focus through diamonds

Proteins are the building blocks of all living things, and they exist in virtually unlimited varieties, most of whose highly complex structures have not yet been determined. Those structures could be key to developing new drugs or to understanding basic biological processes. ... more

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How to prevent metal embrittlement

When a metal tube lines an oil well thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean, that metal had better be solid and reliable. Unfortunately, the environment in such deep wells is often rich in hydrogen, a gas that can penetrate high-tech alloys and make them brittle — making fractures and leaks more likely.

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NSE’s Derek Sutherland is one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in energy

NSE alum Derek Sutherland has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the energy sector for 2015.

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NSE’s Ju Li named 2014 American Physical Society Fellow

Ju Li, Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Nominated by the Division of Materials Physics, Li was cited, “[f]or seminal work on understanding the fundamental properties of ultra-strength materials and formulating the concept of elastic strain engineering.”

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NSE alum Yang brings solar-powered electricity to rural Tanzania

Over the years, EGG Energy, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University engineering and business students, has garnered public praise as the “Netflix of electricity” for rural Tanzania.

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NSE alums Leslie Dewan and Ashley Finan testify in congress on future of nuclear energy

The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to examine the future of civilian nuclear energy in the US, including the potential path forward to greater utilization of nuclear energy within the country’s energy portfolio.

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