June 28, 2024

Purdue leading $6M DOE-sponsored research for small modular reactor and advanced reactor technologies

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s longstanding leadership in nuclear energy technologies research has resulted in a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a consortium that will revitalize nuclear research facilities and expand university-led research for small modular reactor (SMR) and advanced reactor (AR) technologies. The group consists of five universities and colleges and two national labs, which will work to upgrade research facilities, increase their capabilities and develop programs to educate the future nuclear energy workforce. 

Purdue’s Seungjin Kim, the Capt. James F. McCarthy, Jr. and Cheryl E. McCarthy Head of the School of Nuclear Engineering, will lead the collaborative work with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University. The project’s goal is to revitalize four existing nuclear reactor research facilities and expand research and educational programs.

The project will establish new cyber-physical capabilities that enable a wide range of SMR and AR technologies. The center will promote sharing equipment and instrumentation by universities, national labs, industry partners and other institutions for multidisciplinary research and demonstration.  

Read more about Purdue's research into nuclear energy technologies here.

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