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Cange joins Oak Ridge-based environmental firm as VP

Apr. 12, 2019—A prominent alumna who spent nearly two years here as a visiting scholar from the U.S. Department of Energy is now vice president of an environmental remediation and consulting firm based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Sue Cange, BE ’82, MS ’83, is vice president of environmental and regulatory services at Navarro Research and Engineering. She...

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DOE official and Engineering alumna designing nuclear cleanup curriculum

Nov. 14, 2017—A legacy that dates to the Manhattan Project left 107 U.S. sites where energy research and weapons production created conditions that require specialized cleanup. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which oversees these locations, has made much progress, but plenty of complex, expensive work remains. Sue Cange, who has three decades of experience in federal...

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NEE students gain hands-on experience at plants, national recognition for work

Nov. 18, 2014—Across the country, schools of engineering devote their researchers to building a better nuclear power plant. Vanderbilt University’s engineers specialize in making existing plants more environmentally friendly and in what happens after those plants have outlived their usefulness. It’s a niche role becoming more crucial as the nation addresses an aging but vital nuclear power...

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Grad student wins first place in DOE fuel cycle research competition

Jul. 15, 2013—Lyndsey Morgan Fyffe, a doctoral student in environmental engineering, has been awarded a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition. Fyffe’s award is in the category of energy policy, and her award-winning research paper, “Developing Operational Safety Performance Measures for Nuclear Chemical Facilities,” was presented at...

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Krahn receives U.S. academy’s environmental engineering certification

Jul. 9, 2013—Steven L. Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, has been accepted by eminence into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member in the specialty practice of hazardous waste management. Krahn performs research in the technologies associated with the materials processing and risk assessment associated...

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Vanderbilt ties to ‘worst submarine tragedy’ 50 years ago

Apr. 10, 2013—The nuclear submarine USS Thresher was lost with all 129 hands 50 years ago today – April 10, 1963 – more than 200 miles off the New England coast during deep-dive tests. It had just departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine after a routine overhaul. The Thresher was the ultimate attack submarine for its...

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