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UF Engineering Collaboration Aims to Add Decades of Safe, Clean Energy Production to U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Doug Spearot, Ph.D., Assel Aitkaliyeva, Ph.D.

Engineers from UF’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) are collaborating on research investigating neutron irradiation-induced embrittlement in nuclear reactor pressure vessels. Douglas Spearot, Ph.D., professor of MAE and principal… Read More

UF Nuclear Engineering Program Secures Nearly $1.8 million in NEUP Awards

Michael Tonks, Ph.D., Donald Wall, Ph.D., Justin Watson, Ph.D.

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering’s Nuclear Engineering (NE) Program received three separate awards totaling approximately $1.8 million from the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), part of the U.S. Department of Energy. NEUP awards fund research and development, scholarships,… Read More

Michael Tonks Chosen as 2022 TMS Brimacombe Medalist Award Winner 

Michael Tonks, Ph.D.

Michael Tonks, Ph.D., professor, was recently recognized as a 2022 Brimacombe Medalist by The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).  The Brimacombe Medalist Award recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists who have demonstrated sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy,… Read More

Special Feature: The Changemakers

UF MSE-NE Changemakers

Inequality in science and engineering can have lasting impacts across race, gender and ethnicities that go unnoticed for decades – yet affect treatments and solutions used every day. Now, four faculty members in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering aim to shine a light on some of these knowledge gaps and help rectify the problems they create.