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Environmental engineering graduate student wins DOE nuclear technology R&D award

Aug. 12, 2022—Megan Harkema, a third-year graduate student studying nuclear environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded a prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Fuel and Supply Chain. Harkema’s research paper, The Dynamic Nature of Risk in DOE Facilities in the Surveillance...

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Abkowitz earns Hochman Lifetime Achievement Award from TRB

Feb. 23, 2016—Mark Abkowitz, a Vanderbilt University professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, recently won the Charles H. Hochman Lifetime Achievement Award from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. In the citation, the board pointed out that Abkowitz had served on the Committee on the...

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

Feb. 9, 2015—David Kosson is the fourth Vanderbilt environmental engineering faculty member in three years to be accepted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a board certified environmental engineering member. He joins Eugene LeBoeuf, professor of civil engineering, who was accepted in December 2013; Steven L. Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear...

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After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Aug. 27, 2014—  After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, investigators used robots to determine the extent of the damage and begin cleaning up. The question is how well robots can stand up to that sort of radiation and whether the humans using them can count on the data gathered. Three teams of Vanderbilt University researchers...

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VIEE Director attends Obama’s summer event at White House for presidential appointees

Jun. 7, 2012—George M. Hornberger, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, attended the annual summer event for federal appointees at the White House June 5. Hornberger serves as a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, and help evaluate Department of Energy activities related to implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and provided...

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