UF Nuclear Engineering Team Wins the ANS Design Competition

November 2013 – Every year the American Nuclear Society holds a design competition to select the best Student design projects.  A panel of judges from industry reviews the submitted projects and selects two undergraduate teams and two graduate teams to make oral presentations in front of a second panel of Judges at the society’s Annual Meeting in Washington D.C..  The team from the University of Florida has won the 2013 graduate competition, ahead of the team from the University of Michigan.  The Florida team, whose design project was “An Innovative Accident Tolerant UO2 Composite Fuel for Use in LWRs”,  was represented by  graduate students Andrew Cartas, Danny Permar and Jitesh Kuntawala, with Professor James Tulenko as their graduate advisor.