Wisconsin nuclear researchers receive $4 million in Department of Energy grants

The Department of Energy recently announced a $67 million investment in advanced nuclear technology, including a total of about $4 million in grants for research and infrastructure at UW-Madison. In the largest of the grants, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Engineering Physics and Wisconsin Energy Institute director Michael Corradini received $3 million for his proposal "Advanced instrumental for transient reactor testing." Engineering Physics Distinguished Research Professor and affiliate faculty in Materials Science and Engineering Kumar Sridharan garnered $798,621 in DOE support for the proposal "Development of self-healing zirconium-silicide coatings for improved performance of zirconium-alloy fuel cladding." Additionally, a $200,600 grant to Engineering Physics Professor and Chair James Blanchard and Engineering Physics Research Professor Mark Anderson will go toward general scientific infrastructure support at UW-Madison.