Congratulations to Timothy Keifer, recent BS in nuclear engineering graduate and incoming doctoral student at NC State University. Tim receives one of two 2022 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D awards presented to NC State University nuclear engineering students. He is also a recipient of the Rickover Fellowship Program and will be joining the advanced nuclear reactor designs research group of Dr. Scott Palmtag.
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CANYON, TX – Timothy Kiefer, an Undergraduate 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. Kiefer’s award is in the Open Competition in the category of Advanced Reactor Systems. His award-winning research paper, “Control Rod Modeling in Liquid Metal-Cooled Fast Reactors,” was presented at the International Conference on Physics of Reactors in May 2022.
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 solutions. The Department of Energy has long recognized that university students are an important source of cutting-edge advancements, 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 2022 for student publications relevant to 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 http://www.nucleartechinnovations.org/.