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April 15, 2024

Stylianos Chatzidakis' Medium Blog: Digital twins can strengthen case for nuclear energy

Digital twins (DTs) can go a long way toward ensuring that favorable reception, enabling continuous updates about expected lifecycle and required maintenance. This emerging solution has the potential to increase the performance, efficiency and safety of nuclear power plants, already the most reliable and environmentally friendly method of power generation.
March 1, 2024

Dr. Kim participated in the conversation on exploring capacity building in nuclear energy-related skills, businesses, and policies in an event during the 37th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, jointly held by NEA with the OECD Development Centre and the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE)

As numerous African governments envision nuclear energy as an important part of their future energy strategies, the NEA is increasingly engaged in discussions with them on how to help build sustainable economic development. During the 37th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the NEA jointly held an event with the OECD Development Centre and the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) to explore capacity building in nuclear energy-related skills, businesses, and policies. The event was part of a new Common Journey initiative, which is designed to support African countries that choose to develop safe and sustainable nuclear energy programmes with a focus on building co-operative frameworks among ministries, universities and private industry to enhance skills and opportunities.
February 29, 2024

The School of Nuclear Engineering is at the forefront of Purdue's next giant leap: Energy Transition, empowering future engineers and entrepreneurs to create sustainability

The spirit of innovation propelling Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind continues to drive Purdue’s College of Engineering community. With the launch of the newest Purdue Engineering initiative — Leading Energy-Transition Advances and Pathways to Sustainability (LEAPS) — the university is stepping up to a new level of research and education innovation that will cross disciplines, link campus expertise, and empower future engineers and entrepreneurs.
February 2, 2024

NE Alumnus, Terry Grimm of Niowave, details the road to wellness: the task of getting lifesaving medical isotopes to patients in ANS' Nuclear Newswire

The February issue of ANS' Nuclear Newswire focuses on the valuable applications of nuclear science beyond power generation. This feature article from the February issue looks at the challenges radiopharmaceutical companies like Niowave face in producing and delivering radioisotopes for medical procedures worldwide. Read how these companies manage shipping logistics, adhere to regulations, and navigate tight schedules due to short half-lives of isotopes to successfully deliver these life-saving isotopes.
January 18, 2024

Fall 2023 Outstanding NE Professors

Dr. Stylianos Chatzidakis, Dr. Ahmed Hassanein and Dr. Seungjin Kim were recognized for their outstanding teaching in the fall 2023 semester.
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