Nuclear Waste

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    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. Megan Harkema Harkema’s research paper, The Dynamic Nature… Read More

    Aug. 12, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Abkowitz earns Hochman Lifetime Achievement Award from TRB

    Professor Mark Abkowitz, center, collects his award. (Photo courtesy of Janey Camp) 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… Read More

    Feb. 23, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    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;… Read More

    Feb. 9, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

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

      Robots simulating radiation damage (left) and normal function (right). 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… Read More

    Aug. 27, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    George Hornberger 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… Read More

    Jun. 7, 2012