Michael Hua, a recent graduate of the U-M Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences (NERS) Ph.D. program, has received the 2021 Glenn F. Knoll Graduate Educational Grant. The award is given by the Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and recognizes contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma science by a graduate student.
Registration for the MCNP/MCNPX-PoliMi Workshop is now open!
This workshop will instruct users in the MCNP and MCNPX-PoliMi codes. The workshop will occur daily from 1:00 – 5:00 pm (ET). Days 1 and 2 will cover the basics of MCNP simulations; days 3 and 4 will focus on applications of MCNPX-PoliMi.
Workshop topics include:
- What is Monte Carlo radiation transport and MCNP?
- Geometry: surface and cell specifications
- Material and basic source definitions
- Running MCNP and tips and tricks
- MCNPX-PoliMi introduction
- MCNPX-PoliMi source capabilities, including new models of fission
- Spontaneous and neutron/gamma induced fission
- Combined sources such as MOX fuel
- Detector-response simulations with the MPPost code
- Organic scintillator (e.g., liquids and plastic)
- Capture detectors (e.g., He-3)
- Inorganic scintillators (e.g., NaI)
- Special detectors (capture-gated)
- Simulations of time-of-flight experiments
- Simulations of multiplicity experiments
Alexander Glaser, Associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Glaser has been recognized “for major contributions to advancing the scientific and technical basis for nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament verification.”
Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society mission is to advance and spread the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community. It represents over 55,000 physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry. The number of APS Fellows elected each year is limited to no more than one-half of one percent of the membership.
Our previous effort with the Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT) team has found success in graduating and transitioning 59 Ph. D. and postdoc researchers in nuclear science and security! We look forward to what this group of CVT graduates achieves at the national laboratories, industry, academia, and government in the coming years.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced the first group of 100 female students from around the globe to receive a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Among them is U-M Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Ph.D. Student Lauren Nagel. According to IAEA, out of over 550 applicants from more than 90 countries, the first 100 fellows represent geographic diversity, coming from 71 different countries.