Collaborations

Internal (@ Virginia Tech)


  • CHANDLER (Carbon Hydrogen Anti-Neutrino Detector with a Lithium Enhanced ROL): VT3G is working in collaboration with CNP to develop a patent-pending advanced detection technology (called CHANDLER) that will make possible precision measurements of reactor neutrinos close to an active core and without massive earth shielding, which in turn will allow for a definitive search for sterile neutrinos and facilitate neutrino monitoring of nuclear reactors for nuclear non-proliferation.
  • GEM*STAR (Green Energy-Multiplier Subcritical Technlogy for Alternative Reactors): GEM*STAR is an accelerator driven system (ADS) for the conversion of weapons grade plutonium. VT3G is working with the GEM*STAR team to assist in modeling core neutronics and core geometry optimization.
  • School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA): Prof. Haghighat has been working closely with SPIA in organization of a number of nuclear policy related workshops, and is working on the development of a graduate certificatie on Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy
  • Science and Technology in Society (STS): Prof. Haghighat has been working closely with SPIA in organization of a number of nuclear policy related workshops, and is working on the development of a graduate certificatie on Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy

External


  • Georgia Tech : NSEL is, and has been, actively involved with Georgia Tech on a number of DOE funded research projects. These range from methodology and algorithm development and testing to design and analysis of advanced reactor designs. Furthermore, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech have co-authored a number of research papers and professors have jointly served on MS and PhD committees.
  • Penn State: NSEL has been working on the a number of joint projects on reactor anaylysis, cyber security issues, and nuclear nonprolfieration and secuirty.
  • U.S. Naval Academy: In August 2015, NSEL signed an agreement with the US Naval Academy (USNA). Under this agreement faculty and students from NSEL and USNA engage in joint research and educational activities, and share resources including computer codes and facilities.