Published on Wednesday May 6, 2009
Professor Michel Barsoum, A. W. Grosvenor Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received $664,359 in funding for a two-year grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) entitled, "Neutron Damage and MAX Phase Ternary Compounds."
This project, a collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, Ph.D. MSE alumna, and Dr. Robert Sindelar of Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), and Dr. Gordon Kohse of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is part of the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) and will receive funding under the category of Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR). The team will investigate how a new class of materials, the MAX Phases, withstand neutron radiation at high temperature for possible use in the next generation of nuclear reactors.
To support cutting-edge research and development in the area of nuclear energy, DOE is funding 71 projects under the Nuclear Energy University Program.