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Mechanical engineering professor Travis Knight lands $4 million grant to study storage of used nuclear fuel

Mechanical engineering professor Travis Knight earned one of only five Department of Energy Integrated Research Project awards nationally for a total of $4 million dollars. Knight, along with his internal and external collaborators from the University of Florida, South Carolina State University and private industry, will use these funds to validate current procedures for storing used nuclear fuel and investigate advanced methods for handling and storing used fuel. This research is especially important to industry in South Carolina, a state that is home to several nuclear reactors and that meets around 50 percent of its energy needs with nuclear power.

 

15 September 2014