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DOE awards $2M to Vanderbilt-led consortium to develop best practices for consent-based siting of interim storage for spent nuclear fuel

Jun. 28, 2023—A team led by Steve Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering at Vanderbilt, will be awarded about $2 million to assist the U.S. Department of Energy in the development of best practices to protect community well-being and address the concerns of people in its management of the nation’s spent nuclear fuel (SNF)....

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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Nuclear fusion and the future of clean energy

May. 25, 2023—History was made in December when scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility successfully produced a nuclear fusion reaction resulting in a net energy gain. And a Washington-based start-up backed by hundreds of millions of dollars of venture capital announced a few months later that it expects to have a fusion power plant built...

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CS undergrad exploring radioisotope power named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Feb. 4, 2020—An engineering undergraduate who leads a team developing a next-generation radioisotope power system to provide non-stop power for months to years at a time has been named to the Forbes‘30 Under 30 List. Tyler Bernstein, Class of 2020, is CEO and co-founder of Zeno Power, which recently finished in the first cohort of the Techstars...

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DC innovation showcase to feature student-led Zeno Power Systems

Apr. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt University students behind Zeno Power Systems, a clean energy company that could serve schools and hospitals in remote locations, will discuss their path to entrepreneurship Wednesday at The University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities, the event...

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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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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

Feb. 13, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were chosen among energy experts from the Southeastern Conference’s 14 universities, industry and government to address renewable energy topics at the inaugural SEC Symposium, “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future” in Atlanta Feb. 10-12. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase. The first-ever symposium is...

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