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Nuclear Energy University Programs and Education 
for ORAU Council, March , 2014

  1. 1. 
 Nuclear Energy University Programs and Education
 for ORAU Council, March , 2014 Dr. John Gilligan! Director of the NEUP – Integration Office, INL
  2. 2. “The United States is strongly committed to ensuring the safe, secure, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy while steadfastly preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons…
 
 As we look collectively at the challenge of working to reduce carbon emissions while facilitating global development, nuclear energy clearly has a role to play. In that regard, I suggest that we should begin looking beyond the era of “Atoms for Peace” toward a model of “Atoms for Prosperity.” Secretary Moniz on Nuclear Energy 2013  IAEA  General  Conference   September  16,  2013
  3. 3. DOE-NE Funding for Universities "3 ■ Up to 20% of the NE R&D budget will be used to support university- based activities. ■ Up to 20% of the NE R&D budget is allocated to the peer-reviewed NEUP – Support for infrastructure, students, and research and development are all components of the NEUP scope – All ongoing and new university-supported activities directly funded by DOE- NE will be included in NEUP (NEET is an exception) – Requirement for university cost share has been waived for NEUP ■ Other NE university investments outside NEUP – NE funds fuel management support for university-based research reactors – National laboratories use NE R&D funds to support specific R&D or support efforts at universities
  4. 4. Nuclear Energy University Programs ■ The Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and the Integrated University Program (IUP) have a well established competitive process for awarding R&D, infrastructure and scholarships/fellowships. – The Office of Science and Technology Innovation will continue implementing this competitive process and will expand to incorporate it into all competitive research. ■ The NE R&D Programs are the cognizant technical managers of these competitive R&D awards and therefore play in integral role in the success of each project. • Universities, national laboratories, industry, and foreign research partners are strongly encouraged to actively engage and collaborate with the NE R&D programs. Since FY09, NEUP and IUP have awarded $290M to 89 schools in 35 States and the District of Columbia.
  5. 5. Other Nuclear Energy University Support ■ NRC: IUP faculty startup, trade schools, scholarships and fellowships, $15M per year ■ DOE NNSA: IUP focused Consortia, $10-15 M per year ■ DOE NSUF: materials area focus, workshops, experimental access ■ Some NSF: training, basic science, fellowships ■ Some DOE Office of Science: basic science ■ Some industry support ■ Some national lab support "5
  6. 6. Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies Crosscutting Technology Development ■ Provide R&D solutions to address critical technology gaps relevant to multiple reactor and fuel cycle concepts ! – Reactor Materials: New classes of alloys and materials that may enable transformational reactor performance. ! – Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation: Unique sensor and instrumentation technology to monitor and control reactors and fuel cycle systems. ! – Advanced Methods for Manufacturing: Manufacturing technologies that draw upon successful practices in oil, aircraft, and shipbuilding industries, as appropriate, and employ modeling and simulation capabilities.
  7. 7. Consolidated Funding Opportunity Announcements ■ In FY 2013, NE consolidated its competitive R&D opportunities to promote efficiency and the effective use of resources – Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) – Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies Crosscutting Technology Development (NEET CTD) ! ■ In FY 2014, NE continues soliciting competitive R&D and has also issued a consolidated infrastructure opportunity – NEUP General Scientific Infrastructure Support – NEUP Major/Minor Reactor Upgrades – NEET CTD Infrastructure Support
  8. 8. FY 2014 NEUP Structure 8 Nuclear Energy Universi ty Progra ms Program 
 Directed Integrated Research Projects Program Supporting Infrastructure General Scientific Equipment Reactor Upgrades (Major & Minor) Research & Development (Program) Mission Supporting Research & Development (Transformative) Student Investment Fellowships and Scholarships (IUP if funded)
  9. 9. 2014 Received Pre- Applications (NEUP) ■ 529 pre-applications were submitted in response to the FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA ■ Pre-applications were submitted by 212 principal and collaborating research organizations – 120 universities – 11 national laboratories – 37 industry/utilities – 8 other – 36 foreign entities ■ These organizations represent – 38 states and the District of Columbia – 26 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) – 17 foreign countries and 1 U.S. territory "9
  10. 10. 2014 Recommendations – Invited Pre-Applications (NEUP) ■ 165 pre-applications to be invited to submit full proposals ! ■ Invited pre-applications were submitted by 125 principal and collaborating research organizations – 77 universities – 10 national laboratories – 15 industry/utilities – 1 other – 22 foreign entities ! ■ These organizations represent: – 35 states and the District of Columbia – 15 MSIs – 12 foreign countries "10
  11. 11. Pre-decisional / Procurement Sensitive Comparison to FY 2013 ■ FY13 Proposal Results – 4 invited were not submitted – 34 uninvited proposals submitted • 13 were fully peer reviewed – 6 uninvited were awarded "11 Pre-­‐applications Full  Applications Submitted Invited Submitted Awarded FY13 596 179 270 61 FY14 529 165    
  12. 12. Fuel Cycle Technologies (NEUP) 2014 FC-1: Material Recovery and Waste Form Development FC-2: Advanced Fuels FC-3: Nuclear Materials Control & Instrumentation FC-4: Used Nuclear Fuel Disposition FC-5: Fuel Cycle Option Analysis "12 Submitted Invited
  13. 13. Nuclear Reactor Technologies (NEUP) 2014 RC-1: Computational Methodologies for Gas- Cooled Reactors RC-2: Advanced Technologies, Development & Demonstration RC-3: Advanced Structural Materials RC-4: Non-destructive Evaluation of LWR Materials Under Extended Service RC-5: Economic Valuation Techniques for Integration with Safety Margin Characterization RC-6: Performance of Joint Human-Machine Systems RC-7: RCIC Performance Under Severe Accident Conditions "13 Submitted Invited
  14. 14. NEAMS (NEUP) 2014 NEAMS-1: Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation "14 Submitted Invited
  15. 15. Mission Supporting (NEUP) 2014 MS-FC-1: Fuel Cycle R&D MS-FC-2: Fuel Resources MS-NE-1: Integral Benchmark Evaluations MS-NE-2: Control System Modernization for the ATRC MS-RC-1: Reactor Concepts RD&D MS-RC-2: Radioisotope Power Systems R&D "15 Submitted Invited
  16. 16. Review Demographics (NEUP) 2014 Number   Submitted Number  of  PIs   Who  Submitted 1 259 2 87 3 32 Total 378 Number   Invited Number  of   Invited  PIs 1 129 2 18 3 0 Total 147 FOA  Opportunity Submitted Invited NE  R&D 522 165 NE  R&D/GSI 7 0 Total 529 165 "16
  17. 17. Pre-Applications by State (NEUP) 2014 Invited Submitted Map Legend 1 12 1 7 3 10 4 4 14 5 11 4 28 4 5 12 "17 3 1 1 2 8 13 31 3 10 2 2 6 17 7 15 2 3 10 43 7 15 5 23 4 3 15 1 5 3 11 5 22 6 7 21 1 2 2 2 2 2 11 4 19 8 24 8 19 2 3 5 14 7 19 2 21 14 34 17 49 5 18 8 18
  18. 18. International Involvement (Submitted Pre-Applications) "18
  19. 19. Received Pre-Applications (NEET) 2014 "19 ■ 139 pre-applications were submitted in response to the FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA ■ Pre-applications were submitted by 126 principal and collaborating research organizations – 60 universities – 10 national laboratories – 35 industry/utilities – 10 other – 11 foreign entities ■ These organizations represent – 34 states and the District of Columbia – 8 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) – 8 foreign countries
  20. 20. Recommendations – Invited Pre-Applications (NEET) 2014 ■ 51 pre-applications to be invited to submit full applications ■ Invited pre-applications were submitted by 77 principal and collaborating research organizations – 35 universities – 9 national laboratories – 23 industry/utilities – 5 other – 5 foreign entities ■ These organizations represent: – 30 states and the District of Columbia – 5 MSIs – 4 foreign countries "20
  21. 21. Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) 2014 Industry UniversityNational Laboratory NEET-1 NEET-2 NEET-3 "21
  22. 22. Review Demographics (NEET) 2014 Number   Submitted Number  of  PIs  Who   Submitted 1 119 2 10 3 0 Total 129 Number  Invited Number  of  Invited  PIs 1 49 2 1 3 0 Total 50 FOA  Opportunity Submitted Invited NE  R&D  Only 137 51 NE  R&D/GSI 2 0 Total 139 51 "22
  23. 23. Pre-Applications by State (NEET) 2014 1 12 1 7 3 10 4 4 14 5 11 4 28 Invited Submitted Map Legend 1 3 3 5 12 "23 3 3 5 3 1 2 1 10 17 3 7 2 6 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 6 1 1 1 3 8 2 1 10 3 5 1 1 2 8 1 5 8 17 2 5
  24. 24. FY 2013 Infrastructure Overview 24 Major Reactor ■ 5 proposals received from universities in 5 states with a base request of $6,856,455 ■ 2 proposals recommended by panel, totaling $2,325,253 Minor Reactor ■ 10 proposals received from universities in 9 states with a base request of $1,186,245 and $231,780 in cost match ■ 6 proposals recommended by panel, totaling $839,889 DOE funding with $153,644 cost match General Scientific Infrastructure Support ■ 53 proposals received from universities in 31 states, requesting $11,328,374 ■ 8 proposals recommended by panel ($1,797,892 DOE funding with $424,750 cost match)
  25. 25. 25 IUP FY 2013 Scholarship Overview ■ 69 submitted; 47 applications considered complete and ultimately reviewed ■ 37 recommended for award, representing 16 states ■ 3.8 average undergraduate GPA ■ Recommended candidates’ fields of study include nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, physics, etc.
  26. 26. 26 IUP FY 2013 Fellowship Overview ■ 115 submitted; 93 applications considered complete and reviewed. ■ 33 recommended for award, representing 15 states (4 alternates recommended representing 1 additional state). ■ 3.89 average GPA. ■ Candidates’ fields of study include materials science and engineering, nuclear engineering, health physics, chemistry, etc.
  27. 27. FY 2013 NEUP IRP Award High Fidelity Ion Beam Simulation of High Dose Neutron Irradiation Lead: Gary Was, University of Michigan Collaborators: University of Tennessee, Pennsylvania State University, University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of South Carolina, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Manchester, Oxford University, Queens University, CEA Saclay Center, Tour AREVA, TerraPower, LLC, EPRI, ORNL, LLNL, ANL, LANL, INL DOE Funding: $5M Collaborator Contributions: $4M Total Project Budget: $9M Upgrade and utilize ion beam irradiation capabilities to: • Simulate advanced (e.g. fast) reactor neutron irradiations • Predict microstructural evolution and other properties of structural materials in-reactor and at high doses
  28. 28. NEUP University Award Summary Awards FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 University R&D Awards (from 20% of the NE R&D budget) $44 million 71 awards, 32 schools, 20 states. $38 million 42 awards, 23 schools, 19 states $44 million 57 awards, 31 schools, 21 states $38 million 49 awards, 33 schools, 22 states and D.C. $41.5 million (NEUP) 61 awards, 38 schools $3 million (NEET) 6 awards, 5 schools IRP (from 20% of the NE R&D budget) N/A N/A $12 million 2 awards, 8 schools, 8 states $13 million 3 awarded, 10 U.S. schools, 12 states, 6 foreign universities $5 million 1 award, 7 schools, 6 states University Infrastructure Awards (from 20% of the NE R&D Budget) $6 million 30 awards, 30 schools, 23 states $13.2 million 49 awards, 39 schools, 27 states $5.7 million 21 awards, 19 schools, 15 states $6 million 26 awards, 23 schools, 19 states $5 million 16 awards, 15 schools, 14 states University Student Fellowship and Scholarship Awards $3 million 76 scholarships 18 fellowships $5 million (IUP) 85 scholarships 32 fellowships Not Offered (IUP) $5 million (IUP) 39 scholarships 31 fellowships $5 million (IUP) 37 scholarships 33 fellowships Total $53,000,000 $56,200,000 $61,700,000 $62,000,000 $59,500,000 28
  29. 29. NEUP Award Recipients NEUP has awarded $290M to 89 schools in 35 States and the District of Columbia 10 UA ASU U  of  A UC,  Irvine CSULB UCLA UCSB UC,     Berkeley UC,  Davis CU CSM CSU GW UFL GIT ISU BSU U  of  I MC UIUC IIT NU Purdue ND KSU UK BU UML UMD JHU UMN U-­‐M MST MU MSU ASU NCSU UNC-­‐CH UNM UNLV UNR AU CCNY Hunter  College RPI SU SUNY,  Stony  Brook MIT CSU CWRU OSU WU UC OSU PSU Pitt Drexel URI CU FMU SCSU MTC USC UTK UT,  Austin Texas  A&M UH UT,  Dallas UT,  Arlington USU UU VT VCU UW WSU CBC LTC UW-­‐Madison SDSU Rochester Dartmouth UTPB VU ATC ISU U  Chicago UIC UNT WHOI 29
  30. 30. R&D Awards Past Average vs. 2012 and 2013 ■ Overall – Awards/Full Submissions – 26% (past), 24% (2012), 30% (2013) ■ Awards to PIs for first time – 60%, 58%, 54% ■ Awards to junior faculty – 38%, 38%, 49% ■ Awards to Nuclear Engineering faculty – 47%, 42%, 54% ■ Awards to materials and waste – 65%, 69%, 57% ■ Awards that are experimental – 67%, 65%, 61% ■ Number of universities receiving awards – 30, 32, 38 ■ Number of awards with lab partners – 44%, 64%, 48% ■ Interdisciplinary awards – 30%, 29%, 31% ■ Number of university receiving awards for first time – 17%, 23%, 21% ■ Industry Partnerships – 30 , International Partnerships - 24 30
  31. 31. NUCLEAR DEGREE GROWTH "31
  32. 32. Important Dates 32 ■ FOA release date: October 31, 2013 ■ Pre-applications due: December 2, 2013 ■ Full applications called for: February 27, 2014 ■ Full applications due: April 3, 2014 ■ Integrated Research Projects due: April 3, 2014 ■ IUP Scholarships and Fellowships Applications due March 19, 2014 31 2 27 3
  33. 33. 2014 IRP TITLES Integrated Approach to Fluoride High Temperature Reactor (FHR) Technology and Design Challenges (IRP-RC-1) (Federal POC – Janelle Zamore & Technical POC – David Holcomb) ! FHD/Vacuum Drying of Used Nuclear Fuel (IRP-FC-2) (Federal POC – JC De La Garza & Technical POC – Peter Swift) ! Transient Test Instrumentation R&D (IRP-NE-1) (Federal POC – Bradley Williams & Technical POC – Dan Wachs) ! Sensors and Delivery Devices for Dry Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel (IRP-FC-1) (Federal POC – JC De La Garza & Technical POC – Peter Swift) "33
  34. 34. Education Summary ■ About $100M per year in university support available in nuclear energy – Still underfunded federal dollars for nuclear compared to some disciplines • Aerospace engr. $ per doctorate - $1.6M per doctorate awarded • Nuclear engr. - $1.0M per doctorate awarded ■ About 30 NE programs and departments- stable ■ Degrees awarded increasing, enrollment stable ■ DOE-NE NEUP program stresses collaboration, NSUF, NRC/NNSA (IUP), industry, international "34
  35. 35. Continuous Improvement ■ Feedback from annual survey ■ Effective outreach/workshops, evaluation forms, surveys ■ NEUP IO Exec Committee – Corradini (NEAC), Prinja (NEDHO), Butler (TRTR), Nash, Fentiman, Hines ■ Meetings with NEAC, NEDHO, TRTR, NEI, universities, others ■ Integration with labs, other agencies, industry ■ Congressional and public advocacy 35
  36. 36. Thank You
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