FY 2013 Integrated Research Projects Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding $5 million in funding for a project to enable simulation of neutron damage for high dose exposure of advanced reactor materials. Led by universities working in collaboration with the nuclear industry, U.S. national laboratories and international partners. This year's project supports 7 U.S. universities, 5 national laboratories, 3 industrial partners, and multiple international partners from the United Kingdom and France. The United Kingdom is providing the equivalent of $1.5 million to support its participants.


FY 2013 Integrated Research Project Awards


Lead University


Funding Amount*

Project Description

High Fidelity Ion Beam Simulation of High Dose Neutron

University of Michigan


Researchers will demonstrate the capability to predict the evolution of microstructure and properties of structural materials in-reactor and at high doses, using ion irradiation as a surrogate for reactor irradiations. Partners include Pennsylvania State University, University of Tennessee, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of South Carolina, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Participants will provide an additional $4 million in cost share or in-kind contributions.
Total  $5,000,000  

*Actual project funding will be established during contract negotiation phase.