NEUP 2011 R&D Award Abstracts

Title

University

Estimated
University
Funding*
Final Report
Fuel Cycle Research and Development
Quantification of Cation Sorption to Engineered Barrier Materials Under Extreme Conditions Clemson University $1,000,000 
In-Pile Instrumentation Multi-Parameter System Utilizing Photonic Fibers and Nanovision Idaho State University $1,199,990 
Plasmonically Cloaked and Metamaterial Neutron Scintillators Idaho State University $800,000 
Life Prediction of Spent Fuel Storage Canister Material Massachusetts Institute of Technology $675,442 
Anisotropic Azimuthal Power and Temperature Distribution on Fuel Rod: Impact of Hydride Distribution Pennsylvania State University $631,956 
Sorption Modeling and Verification for Off-Gas Treatment Syracuse University $1,000,000 
Microemulsions and Aggregation Formation in Extraction Processes for Used Nuclear Fuel: Thermodynamics and Structural Studies University of California, Irvine $972,089 
Optimized Processing Fabrication Paths for Larger Heats of Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys University of California, Santa Barbara $1,000,000 
Basic Physics Data: Measurement of Neutron Multiplicity from Induced Fission University of Michigan $925,167 
Radionuclide Incorporation and Long Term Performance of Apatite Waste Forms University of Michigan $862,500 
Actinide Foil Production for MPACT Research University of Nevada-Las Vegas $156,897NEUP 11-3138 Final Report
Enriched Boron-Doped Amorphous Selenium Based Position-Sensitive Solid-State Thermal Neutron Detector for MPACT Applications University of South Carolina $1,000,000 
Development of Advanced High Uranium Density Fuels for Light Water Reactors University of Wisconsin-Madison $1,000,000 
Developing the User Experience for a Next Generation Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulator University of Wisconsin-Madison $1,200,000 
    $12,424,041 
Reactor Concepts Research Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D)
Experimental Investigation of Convection and Heat Transfer in the Reactor Core for a VHTR City College of New York $1,118,856 
Graphite Microstructural Characterization Using Time-Domain and Correlation-Based Ultrasonics Johns Hopkins University $1,199,997 
Methodology Development for Passive Component Reliability Modeling in a Multi-Physics Simulation Environment The Ohio State University $533,457 
Pebble Fuel Handling and Reactivity Control for Salt-Cooled High Temperature Reactors University of California, Berkeley $612,721 
Self-Sustaining Thorium Boiling Water Reactors University of California, Berkeley $1,145,932 
High Fluency Low Flux Embrittlement Models of LWR Reactor Pressure Vessel Embrittlement and a Supporting Database from the UCSB ATR-2 Irradiation Experiment University of California, Santa Barbara $1,199,607 
A Research Program for Fission Product/Dust Transport in HTGR's University of Missouri-Columbia $1,157,367 
Development and Validation of a Lifecycle-based Prognostics Architecture with Test Bed Validation University of Tennessee $846,315 
Ag Transport Through Non-Irradiated and Irradiated SiC University of Wisconsin-Madison $1,055,456 
Critical Heat Flux Phenomena at High Pressure and Low Mass Fluxes: Tests and Models University of Wisconsin-Madison $1,199,781 
Modeling and Test Validation of a Reactor Cavity Cooling System with Air University of Wisconsin-Madison $1,199,988 
Transient Mixed Convection Validation for NGNP Utah State University $635,860 
    $11,905,337 
Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)
Development of an Efficient Meso-Scale Multi-Phase Flow Solver in Nuclear Applications City College of New York $505,858 
Multiscale Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification for Nuclear Fuel Performance Colorado State University $1,098,250 
Fundamental Studies of the Role of Grain Boundaries on Uniform Corrosion of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Materials Drexel University $1,098,250 
Phenomena-based Uncertainty Quantification in Predictive Coupled-Physics Reactor Simulations Texas A&M University $1,098,250 
Characterization of Modeling of Grain Boundary Chemistry Evolution in Ferritic Steels Under Irradiation University of Michigan $1,098,250 
    $4,898,858 
Mission Supporting Transformative Research
Recovery of Uranium from Seawater: Preparation and Development of Polymer-Supported Extractants City College of New York, Hunter $363,716NEUP 11-3115 Final Report
Diffusion, Thermal Properties and chemical Compatibilities of Select MAX Phases with Materials for Advanced Nuclear Systems Drexel University $535,927 
NEUP: One-Dimensional Nanostructures for Neutron Detection North Carolina State University $455,629 
A High Temperature-Tolerant and Radiation-Resistant In-Core Neutron Sensor for Advanced Reactors The Ohio State University $455,629 
Pathway Aggregation in the Risk Assessment of Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection (PR&PP) of Nuclear Energy Systems The Ohio State University $534,471 
Feasibility and Safety Assessment for Advanced Reactor Concepts Using Vented Fuel Oregon State University $600,000 
High Temperature Transducers for Online Monitoring of Microstructure Evolution Pennsylvania State University $455,628 
Laser-Arc Hybrid Welding of Thick Section Ni-base Alloys- Advanced Modeling and Experiments Pennsylvania State University $536,117 
Correlates of Sensitive Technologies Texas A&M University $509,467 
Improved Safety Margin Characterization of Risk from Loss of Offsite Power Texas A&M University $600,000 
Preparation of High Purity, High Molecular-Weight Chitin from Ionic Liquids for Use as an Adsorbate for the Extraction of Uranium from Seawater University of Alabama $338,260NEUP 11-3123 Final Report
Selectivity in Ligand Binding to Uranyl Compounds: A Synthetic, Structural, Thermodynamic and Computational Study University of California-Berkeley $500,000 
Development of Seismic Isolation Systems Using Periodic Materials University of Houston $538,154 
Innovative Elution Processes for Recovering Uranium from Seawater University of Idaho $400,000NEUP 11-3256 Final Report
Development of Austenitic ODS Strengthened Alloys for Very High Temperature Applications University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign $538,154 
Enhancement of the Extraction of Uranium from Seawater University of Maryland $400,000NEUP 11-3059 Final Report
Transient Safety Analysis of Fast Spectrum TRU Burning LWR with Internal Blankets University of Michigan $599,475 
Development of Novel Sorbents for Uranium Extraction from Seawater University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill $400,000NEUP 11-3151 Final Report
Radiation Behavior of High-Entropy Alloys for Advanced Reactors University of Tennessee $538,159 
Rapid Computer Aided Ligand Design and Screening of Precious Metal Extractants from TRUEX Raffinate with Experimental Validation Washington State University $500,000 
    $9,798,786 
Total of All Awards   $39,027,022 
NEUP 2011 R&D Awards- Phase II Funding

Title

University

Estimated
University
Funding*
Final Report
Phase II Funding for Fuel Cycle Research and Development Projects**
Quantification of Cation Sorption to Engineered Barrier Materials Under Extreme Conditions Clemson University Phase II- $171,380
Total- $1,171,380
 
Life Prediction of Spent Fuel Storage Canister Material Massachusetts Institute of Technology Phase II- $224,384
Total- $899,826
 
Microemulsions and Aggregation Formation in Extraction Processes for Used Nuclear Fuel: Thermodynamics and Structural Studies University of California, Irvine Phase II- $27,911
Total- $1,000,000
 
Basic Physics Data: Measurement of Neutron Multiplicity from Induced Fission University of Michigan Phase II- $48,197
Total- $973,364
 
Development of Advanced High Uranium Density Fuels for Light Water Reactors University of Wisconsin-Madison Phase II- $189,483
Total- $1,189,483
 
    $661,355 
Phase II Funding-New Research and Development Projects***
Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)
Development of Multiscale Materials Modeling Techniques and Coarse-Graining Strategies for Predicting Materials Degradation in Extreme Irradiation Environments University of Tennessee $750,000 
Reactor Concepts Research Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D)
In-situ Condition Monitoring of Components in Small Modular Reactors Using Process and Electrical Signature Analysis University of Tennessee $650,000 
Technical Development for S-CO2 Advanced Energy Conversion University of Wisconsin $815,000 
Fuel Cycle Research and Development
Fission Product Transmutation in Mixed Radiation Fields Idaho State University $800,000 
Active Interrogation using Photofission Technique for Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability University of Utah $900,000 
Mission Supporting Transformative Research
A New Light Weight Structural Material for Nuclear Structures North Carolina State University $399,490 
    $4,314,490 
Total of All Phase II Awards   $4,975,845 

 

*Actual project funding will be established during the contract negotiations phase.

**Phase II funding for projects under Fuel Cycle Research and Development adds additionally funding to projects that were selected for Phase I funding.

***Phase II funding for new Research and Development Projects funds projects that were not selected during the Phase I funding process.