Tanner Hall, a Nuclear Engineering Ph.D student with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded one of 22 prizes for student publications for the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Fuel and Supply Chain. Hall’s award-winning research paper, “Computational and Experimental Optimization of 135Xe Production in Calibration Sources,” was published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity in April 2022.
The Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards program is designed to award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative nuclear technology relevant research publications, demonstrate the Department of Energy’s commitment to higher education in nuclear-technology-relevant disciplines, and support communications among university students and Department of Energy representatives.
The Department of Energy has long recognized that university students are an important source of cutting-edge advancements, and a key component in meeting its long-term goals. The Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards program was developed for this purpose.