The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has signed a new research agreement with Kathaleen Wall ’90, co-owner of Texas Thorium LLC, on the new Thorium Research Initiative (TRI). Wall, along with co-owner Holly Frost, donated $5 million to support research geared toward advancing thorium-based nuclear technology.
Two researchers from Texas A&M Engineering were recognized for their outstanding contributions to The Texas A&M University System and their respective fields of expertise by the Board of Regents. Dr. Gerard L. Coté was named a Regents Professor and Dr. Marvin Adams received the Regents Fellow Service Award.
Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program was ranked 12th overall nationally and remained seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2019.”
Nuclear waste is a reality, whether remnants of nuclear weapons or the byproducts of nuclear power plants. While we aren’t at risk of an attack from a giant radioactive lizard, nuclear waste can still pose threats to human health.
Dr. Zachary Grasley, an associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, conducted experiments for the Savannah River National Lab (SRNL) in hopes of preventing nuclear waste leakage. The waste in question is relatively harmless, especially compared to what we see in comic books and movies, but it is a waste that must be safely disposed of. The best way to safely store and contain this nuclear waste is by mixing it into a cement grout and storing it in large concrete vaults.
Dr. Jim E. Morel, director of the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS) and professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as a recipient of the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award. The award recognizes key contributions within the field of computational methods and its applications to the field of nuclear engineering.
Donald Bruss, a graduate student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, won an Outstanding Poster Award at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) 2016 Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland.