The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded more than $35 million through its Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) to support university-led nuclear energy research and development projects, including a total of about $3 million in grants for UW-Madison researchers.

Engineering Physics Distinguished Research Professor Kumar Sridharan received $800,000 for his proposal, “Tribological behavior of structural materials in high temperature helium gas-cooled reactor environments.”

Engineering Physics Assistant Professor Raluca Scarlat received $400,000 for her proposal, “Experimental and modeling investigation of overcooling transients that include freezing in fluoride-salt cooled high-temperature reactors (FHRs).” Read the full story here.