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UNEP Breakthrough

Faster and Smarter Nuclear Forensics The University of Utah’s Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP) recently made waves with its study published in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Journal. The research, led by PhD student Ted Goodell, focuses on improving the efficiency of nuclear forensics through rapid image analysis. Ted and UNEP professors tackled the challenge of […]


Shredding Slopes and Solving Equations

Joe Davies: Engineering Major and Elite Skier Engineering majors often have a lot on their plate due to the demanding curriculum. And then there’s Joe Davies, who’s (somehow) successfully balancing his studies with a career as a competitive cross-country skier and a key member of the University of Utah Ski team. In addition to staying […]


Unveiling the World of Fracture Geomechanics

Dr. Shahrzad Roshankhah to Edit a Special Issue in Journal of Geosciences We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Shahrzad Roshankhah has been invited to serve as a guest editor for a special issue in collaboration with Dr. Wenfeng Li of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Journal of Geosciences. This journal issue, titled […]


Utah Nuclear Engineering Program Relocates its Retired Reactor

The U Donates Nuclear Reactor to ISU The AGN-201 reactor, the University of Utah’s inaugural reactor, was decommissioned in 1996, and all AGN fuel and nuclear instrumentation was transferred to Idaho State University (ISU). Yet the AGN tank remained, and occupying valuable lab space of the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP) for over 20 years. […]


Pioneering Transportation Infrastructure

Utah Universities Partner to Launch Innovative Transportation Electrification Certificate Program University of Utah is awarded around $600,000 by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)’s Deep Technology Talent Initiative to introduce a pioneering Transportation Infrastructure Electrification Joint Certificate Program. USHE’s Technology Talent Initiative aims to support the creation of multidisciplinary programs that would develop students’ […]


Dr. Cathy Liu Earns Prestigious Educator Award

CvEEN Professor Earns 2023 Outstanding Educator Award The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a global organization dedicated to improving transportation systems and creating smarter, more livable communities. Within this vast network, the Mountain District ITE represents the U.S.’s mountain states and recognizes outstanding educators in the field. Dr. Cathy Liu has been honored with […]


Balancing Academics, Athletics, and Environmental Advocacy

Chloe Kockler: Remarkable Student-Athlete and Engineering major Have you ever wondered what it’s like to balance a demanding engineering major with a student-athlete lifestyle and still find time for passions outside of academics? Meet Chloe Kockler: a remarkable student-athlete and a Civil and Environmental Engineering major at the U. As a fifth-year student, Chloe is […]


Searching for a Sustainable Future

Empowering Geoscience and Engineering Education for the Energy Transition. Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi, a CvEEN Research Professor, and Milind Deo, a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Energy & Geoscience Institute, are pioneering a transformative approach to geoscience and geoengineering education. Their work, recently featured in the prestigious “Issues in Science and Technology” magazine […]


Understanding Studtite:

Nicholas Kurtyka’s Award-Winning Research in Nuclear Engineering Nicholas Kurtyka, a Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering candidate at the U, has been honored with the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The esteemed award recognizes Nicholas’s SCGSR research proposal, titled “A Mechanistic Study of the Thermal Decomposition of Studtite and […]


U of U Professor Enhancing Earthquake Infrastructure Resilience

The Next Generation Liquefaction (NGL) Project Dr. Steven Bartlett, funded by a pool-fund USDOT project, the Mountain Plains Consortium, and the Utah Department of Transportation, is one of the Lead Investigators researching earthquake-related infrastructure protection. Specifically, the project focuses on liquefaction, a perilous event where water-saturated soil momentarily loses its strength and rigidity due to […]