Release from Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D
CANYON, TX – Jacob Blevins, a Ph.D. student in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a Second Place prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Fuel and Supply Chain. Blevins’s award is in the Open Competition in the category of Material Protection. His award-winning research paper, “Enabling Ga2O3’s Neutron Detection Capability with Boron Doping and Conversion Layer,” was published in the Journal of Applied Physics in October 2020.
In order to be successful and retain its leadership role in nuclear technologies, the United States must foster creativity and breakthrough achievements to develop tomorrow’s nuclear technologies. The Department of Energy has long recognized that university students are an important source of breakthrough solutions, and a key component in meeting its long-term goals. The Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards program was developed for this purpose.
The Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards program is designed to: 1) award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative nuclear-technology-relevant research publications, 2) demonstrate the Department of Energy’s commitment to higher education in nuclear-technology-relevant disciplines, and 3) support communications among university students and Department of Energy representatives.
The program awarded 22 prizes in 2021 for student publications relevant to innovative nuclear technology. In addition to cash awards, award-winning students will have a variety of other opportunities.
For more information on the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards program, visit www.nucleartechinnovations.org.