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  • MIT NSE: News: 2014: NSE graduate student Derek Gaston and team win 2014 R&D 100 Award for MOOSE
    NSE at a glance WNSE History FAQ Diversity and Equity NSE Spotlights FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear Fuel Cycle Report Nuclear Power Report ANS mitnse com SUPPORT NSE Mujid S Kazimi Memorial Fund Michael J Driscoll Graduate Fellowship Joseph P Kearney Memorial Fund NSE Spotlights NSE Policies Employees visitors Students Jobs For Students Contact HOME Search FAQ Contact Jobs NSE Policies EDUCATION RESEARCH PEOPLE NEWS EVENTS ABOUT SUPPORT NSE HOME NEWS NSE Spotlights NSE In the Media Awards Alumni News NEWS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVES Women in NSE NSE Students 2015 2014 NSE AWARDS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE graduate student Derek Gaston and team win 2014 R D 100 Award for MOOSE Modeling and simulation is standard practice in nearly every scientific field Idaho National Laboratory s Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment MOOSE has transformed approaches to predictive simulation making it quick adaptable and more accessible MOOSE is a computer software that can be loaded onto most UNIX compliant operating systems including but not limited to Mac OS X Ubuntu OpenSuSE Fedora CentOS and Redhat It is routinely deployed onto high performance clusters globally but also runs without any modifications on standard laptop computers The software s primary purpose is to solve complex models represented by partial differential equations PDEs MOOSE is an object oriented framework developed using quality controlled modern software development practices A rigorous regression testing suite and rich documentation is included with the software The MOOSE framework consists of several consistently designed pluggable interfaces that scientists and engineers use to solve domain specific problems Internally MOOSE utilizes the finite element method FEM mathematical modeling technique due to its generality and wide applicability MOOSE enables development of simulation tools in a fraction of the time previously required A simulation effort requiring a team of 10 people

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/nse/news/2014/rd100-awards.html (2016-02-01)
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  • MIT NSE: News: 2014: NSE’s Forsberg awarded Seaborg Medal by American Nuclear Society
    Report Nuclear Power Report ANS mitnse com SUPPORT NSE Mujid S Kazimi Memorial Fund Michael J Driscoll Graduate Fellowship Joseph P Kearney Memorial Fund NSE Spotlights NSE Policies Employees visitors Students Jobs For Students Contact HOME Search FAQ Contact Jobs NSE Policies EDUCATION RESEARCH PEOPLE NEWS EVENTS ABOUT SUPPORT NSE HOME NEWS NSE Spotlights NSE In the Media Awards Alumni News NEWS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVES Women in NSE NSE Students 2015 2014 NSE AWARDS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE s Forsberg awarded Seaborg Medal by American Nuclear Society NSE s Dr Charles W Forsberg has been awarded the prestigious Seaborg Medal by the American Nuclear Society ANS Dr Forsberg is honored for his work advancing innovative nuclear fuel cycle concepts high temperature reactors and applications for sustainable hybrid energy systems Dr Forsberg s contributions to expanding the technical foundations of nuclear technology have advanced the role of nuclear energy in our society said Dr Michaele Mikey Brady Raap ANS president His work has been instrumental in furthering the peaceful use of nuclear energy around the globe We are proud to honor him as the 2014 recipient of this medal Dr Forsberg currently leads the Fluoride salt cooled High temperature Reactor project at MIT His work has included research on passively safe light water reactors salt cooled high temperature reactors alternative fuel cycles design options for repositories uranium enrichment and nuclear renewable energy futures Before joining MIT he was a Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he managed the salt cooled reactor program Dr Forsberg received a bachelor s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and both a master s and doctorate in nuclear engineering from MIT Established in 1983 the Seaborg Award is named after its first winner Glenn T Seaborg His discovery

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/nse/news/2014/forsberg-seaborg-medal.html (2016-02-01)
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  • MIT NSE: News: 2014: Three MIT-led research teams win 2014 Department of Energy NEUP awards
    In the Media Awards Alumni News NEWS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVES Women in NSE NSE Students 2015 2014 NSE AWARDS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 Three MIT led research teams win 2014 Department of Energy NEUP awards A group of universities led by Dr Charles Forsberg of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering NSE has been awarded 5 million as part of the Department of Energy s Nuclear Energy University Programs NEUP initiative to support research and development on the next generation of nuclear technologies The award extends funding for the integrated research project IRP between MIT UC Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin Madison to develop a test reactor and ultimately a commercial high temperature salt cooled reactor also called a Fluoride salt High Temperature Reactor FHR The FHR is a new reactor concept that combines high temperature graphite matrix coated particle fuel developed for high temperature gas cooled reactors liquid salt coolant developed for molten salt reactors and safety systems originating with sodium fast reactors The other project collaborators are Dr Lin wen Hu of the MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab Professor Per Peterson of University of California at Berkeley and Professor Todd Allen of the University of Wisconsin at Madison In a separate DOE NEUP R D Award NSE Professors Benoit Forget and Kord Smith received a 400 000 grant to introduce BEAVRS Benchmark for Evaluation and Validation of Reactor Simulations a new multi cycle full core Pressurized Water Reactor PWR depletion benchmark based on two operational cycles of a commercial nuclear power plant This project focuses on uncertainty quantification of the measured data with the goal of making the BEAVRS benchmark a true non proprietary international benchmark for the validation of high fidelity multi physics computational tools Finally the Department of Mechanical Engineering s Professor Alexander

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/nse/news/2014/doe-neup-awards.html (2016-02-01)
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  • MIT NSE: News: 2014: NSE students meet with nuclear energy policy-makers
    Elizabeth Warren D MA and later with the energy and technology specialists on the staffs of Senator Warren Senator Ed Markey D MA Congressman Michael Capuano D MA 7 Congresswoman Katherine Clark D MA 5 and Congressman Stephen Lynch D MA 8 The MIT contingent used the time with Senator Warren to discuss the unique scientific value of the Alcator C Mod tokamak facility and thank the senator for her support for that facility s funding NESD policy priorities particularly funding for undergraduate and graduate nuclear engineering education were also discussed In addition to their Massachusetts visits the MIT contingent met with numerous offices for representatives and senators in their home states Curtis from Texas Ellis from Pennsylvania and Jurewicz from Illinois and members of critical congressional committees House Energy and Water Development Senate Energy and Commerce and Appropriations in each chamber By the end of the week Curtis Ellis and Jurewicz had met with over 50 congressional offices These meetings provided the opportunity to inform Congressional staffers about nuclear energy issues and the delegation s policy priorities and to learn about the positions and priorities of the Congressman or Senator NESD delegates also met with industry and executive agency leaders These included Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Marvin Fertel Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr Pete Lyons NRC Commissioner William Magwood and representatives of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Environmental Protection Agency and AREVA These meetings provided the delegation with background knowledge on government operations and insights into current events and activities of government agencies involved in nuclear science and engineering About NSED NESD is a student run organization that gathers for one week each summer in Washington DC to advocate for sound government policy on nuclear technology development nuclear security and nuclear science and

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/nse/news/2014/students-meeting-policymakers.html (2016-02-01)
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  • MIT NSE: News: 2014: Professor Anne White wins Junior Bose Teaching Award
    AWARDS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 EVENTS LNSP Seminar Series Rose Lecture Doctoral Research Expo Rising Stars in NSE Del Favero Prize ABOUT NSE at a glance WNSE History FAQ Diversity and Equity NSE Spotlights FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear Fuel Cycle Report Nuclear Power Report ANS mitnse com SUPPORT NSE Mujid S Kazimi Memorial Fund Michael J Driscoll Graduate Fellowship Joseph P Kearney Memorial Fund NSE Spotlights NSE Policies Employees visitors Students Jobs For Students Contact HOME Search FAQ Contact Jobs NSE Policies EDUCATION RESEARCH PEOPLE NEWS EVENTS ABOUT SUPPORT NSE HOME NEWS NSE Spotlights NSE In the Media Awards Alumni News NEWS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVES Women in NSE NSE Students 2015 2014 NSE AWARDS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE s Professor Anne White wins Junior Bose Teaching Award Professor Anne White of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering NSE has been awarded the 2014 Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching This award is given annually to an outstanding contributor to education from among the junior faculty of the School of Engineering Professor White who is the Norman C Rasmussen Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering is an expert in plasma physics and controlled fusion Her research is concerned with the fundamental physics of turbulence in tokamak fusion plasmas Her students describe her as an engaging enthusiastic and committed teacher and mentor As one NSE senior commented Professor White has an exceptional ability to make complex engineering material both engaging and extremely understandable NSE Department Head Richard Lester added Professor White is one of several young NSE faculty whose energy and commitment to achieving excellence in the classroom are helping to transform our curriculum In this remarkable group Prof White s dedication to her students is especially noteworthy Congratulations Anne Professor White is the second NSE

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  • MIT NSE: Nuclear Science and Engineering Annual Awards 2014
    Power Report ANS mitnse com SUPPORT NSE Mujid S Kazimi Memorial Fund Michael J Driscoll Graduate Fellowship Joseph P Kearney Memorial Fund NSE Spotlights NSE Policies Employees visitors Students Jobs For Students Contact HOME Search FAQ Contact Jobs NSE Policies EDUCATION RESEARCH PEOPLE NEWS EVENTS ABOUT SUPPORT NSE HOME NEWS NSE Spotlights NSE In the Media Awards Alumni News NEWS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVES Women in NSE NSE Students 2015 2014 NSE AWARDS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 Nuclear Science and Engineering Annual Awards 2014 The following awards were announced at the Awards Dinner hosted by the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the student chapter of the American Nuclear Society on May 14 2014 l to r Ruaridh Macdonald Jake Jurewicz Aditi Verma Nathan Gibson Cappellaro Lab Group Ashok Ajoy G Manson Benedict Award presented to a graduate student for excellence in academic performance and professional promise in Nuclear Science Engineering Jake Jurewicz 14 Roy Axford Award for academic achievement by a senior in Nuclear Science Engineering Nicolas Lopez 15 Irving Kaplan Award for academic achievement by a junior in Nuclear Science Engineering Shapagat Berdibek 15 Outstanding UROP Award for outstanding contributions to a research project by a junior or senior in Nuclear Science Engineering Jake Hecla 17 Stephanie Pavlick 17 Jasmeet Arora 17 David Tran 17 Outstanding UROP Award for outstanding contributions in an NSE project by a freshman or sophomore in Nuclear Science Engineering Mark Chilenski G Outstanding TA Award for exceptional contributions as a teaching assistant in Nuclear Science Engineering Outstanding Student Service Award in recognition of exceptional service to the department William Boyd G Eric Forrest G Jason Hummelt G Lulu Li G l to r Will Boyd Eric Forrest Lulu Li Professor Kord Smith PAI Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the student chapter

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  • MIT NSE: News: 2014: Professor Sow-Hsin Chen receives Dottore di Ricerca “Honoris Causa” in Fisica
    and Equity NSE Spotlights FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear Fuel Cycle Report Nuclear Power Report ANS mitnse com SUPPORT NSE Mujid S Kazimi Memorial Fund Michael J Driscoll Graduate Fellowship Joseph P Kearney Memorial Fund NSE Spotlights NSE Policies Employees visitors Students Jobs For Students Contact HOME Search FAQ Contact Jobs NSE Policies EDUCATION RESEARCH PEOPLE NEWS EVENTS ABOUT SUPPORT NSE HOME NEWS NSE Spotlights NSE In the Media Awards Alumni News NEWS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 NSE SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVES Women in NSE NSE Students 2015 2014 NSE AWARDS ARCHIVES 2015 2014 Professor Sow Hsin Chen receives Dottore di Ricerca Honoris Causa in Fisica Honorary Doctorate in Physics from University of Messina Italy NSE s Professor Emeritus Sow Hsin Chen was awarded the title of Dottore di Ricerca Honoris Causa Fisica from the University of Messina in a special ceremony on May 9 2014 by the University President Prof Pietro Navarra as approved by the University Senate Prof Chen was cited for his pioneering research on the existence of the Liquid Liquid Phase Transition LLPT in supercooled water part of which has been conducted in collaboration with Prof Francesco Mallamace and his group at the University of Messina over the last

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  • MIT NSE: News: 2014: Unlimited Energy Meets an Unlimited Resource
    to honor Professor Michael Driscoll who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year Over 90 colleagues and students past and present were in attendance More than 20 papers were presented in six sessions over the two days of the symposium The speakers included several of Professor Driscoll s former students many of whom began their talks with favorite anecdotes or Driscoll stories Several remembered the hand written notes also known as Driscollgrams they received with extensive and thoughtful comments and questions from Professor Driscoll often very early in the morning just a few hours after they had submitted their thesis drafts Professor Mujid Kazimi kicked off the presentations with some reflections on how to match reactors to their missions In the Thermal Reactors session Professor Kord Smith s presentation entitled Advanced Computational Reactor Physics Methods Are Computer Predictions More Accurate than Driscoll s Pen and Paper drew much laughter from the audience Professor Neil Todreas co chair of the organizing committee for the symposium along with Professor Kazimi and Professor Tom Downar of the University of Michigan opened the lunchtime discussion with recollections of the role Professor Driscoll had played as a mentor to him when he joined the MIT faculty Marc Goldsmith outgoing president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and a former student of Professor Driscoll s also reflected on the profound impact of Professor Driscoll s mentoring on his intellectual and personal development In the concluding session of the first day on the Fuel Cycle Front and Back End Dr Patrick Brady of Sandia National Laboratory and Ethan Bates a current doctoral student of Professor Driscoll s discussed the deep borehole concept for nuclear waste disposal As Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz noted in a congratulatory letter it is largely thanks to the sustained research on

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