The Nuclear Science & Technology Division

 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

NSTD Research Projects


The Nuclear Science & Technology Division (NSTD) actively seeks funding from a variety of sources to conduct student research. We have, and have had, multiple funding programs which support student & staff research across several University departments.


Deep Burn (DB)
Established in June 2005 under the TRP, the UNLV portion of Deep burn, Separation and Repository Studies, are being performed by a collaborative comprising UNLV, SRNL, and the University of Iowa. The UNLV team is evaluating treatment of TRISO fuel in a fluidized bed as a reprocessing step. Repository behavior of fuels will also be performed.


Nevada Risk Assessment Management Project (NRAMP)
The Nevada Risk Assessment/Management Program (NRAMP) was part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop new sources of information and approaches to risk assessment, risk management, risk communication and public outreach as these objectives relate to the ecological and human health effects of radioactive and hazardous material management and site remediation activities. The final report presents a synopsis of the NRAMP effort that occurred from 1995 to 2000.


Nevada Risk Assessment Management Project 2 (NRAMP2)
The Nevada Risk Assessment/Management Program (NRAMP) was part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop new sources of information and approaches to risk assessment, risk management, risk communication and public outreach as these objectives relate to the ecological and human health effects of radioactive and hazardous material management and site remediation activities.


Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (NHI)
A program which evolved from the High Temperature Heat Exchanger (HTHX) program: A research team led by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Research Foundation is developing advanced high temperature heat exchangers (HTHX) for hydrogen production and electrical energy conversion from advanced nuclear reactor concepts. Collaborators include researchers from UNLV, General Atomics (GA), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


Transmutation Research Program (TRP)
Established in March 2001 as the then-named Advanced Accelerator Applications University Participation Program, the TRP is a campus-wide research program, managed by members of the NSTD, to perform scientific research into the transmutation of radioactive waste in support of the national and international programs to develop this new technology.