The Applied Research Center at Florida International University covers four major environmental cleanup areas: radioactive waste processing, facility deactivation and decommissioning, soil and groundwater remediation and information technology development for environmental management.
Developed by the Applied Research Center at FIU, the website is dedicated to applied research and serves as a centralized portal hosting the most current technical reports, quarterly progress reports, end-of-year reports, presentations, journal articles and conference papers related to EM. Future updates will include the addition of older FIU research reports. The website allows keyword searches for titles and filenames.
“This new website is a comprehensive, one-stop shop for the Applied Research Center’s valuable research supporting EM’s cleanup program. We are very pleased to have this new web resource available to our user community,” said John DeGregory, an engineer with EM’s Office of Deactivation & Decommissioning and Facility Engineering. “It will offer easy access to an abundance of knowledge resources to help advance our mission to safely complete the cleanup of the Cold War legacy."
The center provides technical research support to EM in environmental remediation and student workforce development for the high priority areas of radioactive waste processing, facility deactivation and decommissioning, soil and groundwater remediation and information technology development for environmental management. The applied research at the center develops technical solutions for the EM cleanup program at the Hanford, Oak Ridge, Savannah River, Idaho and Moab sites.
The center also runs the DOE Fellows Program, which EM has long supported as a way to create a pipeline of minority scientists and engineers to help span the science and engineering talent gap necessary to complete EM’s mission.
Last year, EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga met with the program's students, who discussed their EM applied research and talked about their work experience in summer internships at DOE sites and national laboratories. In 2011, EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin welcomed FIU students to the program at an induction ceremony.