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PIRE: Nuclear Energy Systems and Materials under Extreme Conditions


Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program at Purdue involves extensive collaboration between faculty from various USA and International universities or institutes. The major goal of the Purdue-lead PIRE research is to critically advance knowledge about the interaction of particle and plasma beams with various materials under extreme irradiation conditions. This project will provide robust computer resources and experimental validation to minimize irradiation-based design constraints of materials performance while situating this research within a larger context of sustainability, resource management and global energy policy.

The PIRE project highlights extensive collaboration in research and education over the next five years among our international partners in Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Russia.The PIRE project brings together key partners and research facilities to focus on nuclear energy/fusion, lithography and high energy and nuclear physics applications.

PIRE Team:

  • Prof. Ahmed Hasanein, Purdue University, USA
  • Prof. H. Aglan, Tuskegee University, USA
  • Prof. J. Costello, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Prof. A. Fentiman, Purdue University, USA
  • Prof. T. Sizyuk, Purdue University, USA
  • Dr. V. Kozhevin, Ioffe Institute, Russia
  • Dr. J. Linke, Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany
  • Prof. J. Stubbins, UIUC, USA
  • Prof. K. Tanaka, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. J. Main, Purdue University, USA

PIRE News:

  • PIRE grad student Matt Polek visted Ioffe Institute (Dec. 2013)
  • PIRE grad student Justin Freeman made exchange visit to DCU (summer 2013)
  • JSPS-PIRE Workshop on Extreme States in Plasmas July 2013. More
  • PIRE Project holds first meeting on January 2013. More..
  • Five graduate students joined PIRE program.
  • NSF awarded PIRE to Purdue led team. More...


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