Nuclear Material Pyroprocessing

Mentor Name:
Michael Simpson

Mentor Position:
Associate Professor

Metallurgical Engineering

Mines & Earth Sciences


Project Description:

Various research opportunities in support of developing advanced separation methods and process monitoring technology for pyroprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Some examples of projects include electrochemistry of molten salts, adsorption and ion exchange in zeolites, and simulation of nuclear fuel treatment facilities.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; This is a paid research position

Student Role:

Running experiments, analyzing data, performing computational calculations

Student Benefits:

Students may develop skills as a researcher while working closely with a faculty member and graduate students.

Project Duration:

1 semester or longer. 10+ hours during academic semesters, full time during summer.

Minimum Requirements:

coursework in chemistry, calculus, and physics