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September 29, 2011
United States and Czech Republic Join Together to Announce Bilateral Nuclear Energy Research and Development Efforts

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The U.S. Department of Energy recently joined with the Řež Nuclear Research Institute, the U.S.

September 28, 2011
Department of Energy Issues FY 2012 Request for Pre-Applications from U.S. Universities for Nuclear Energy Research and Development Proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that its Nuclear Energy University Programs is now accepting pre-applications from universities interested in conducting nuclear energy research and development projects.

September 21, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $17 Million to Bolster University-Led Nuclear Energy Research and Development

Projects Aim to Cut Carbon Pollution and Strengthen America’s Nuclear Energy Industry

September 19, 2011
U.S. Energy Secretary Addresses International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference

Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu praises IAEA for work in nuclear energy and safety at Annual Conference in Vienna, Austria.

September 6, 2011
International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold Ministerial-Level Meeting Sept. 29 in Warsaw, Poland

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will lead the U.S. delegation to the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Executive Committee Meeting on Sept. 29 in Warsaw, Poland. The ministerial-level conference aims to advance cooperation among participating states to support the peaceful use of nuclear energy in a manner that meets high standards of safety, security and nonproliferation.

September 6, 2011
International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold Ministerial-Level Meeting Sept. 29 in Warsaw, Poland

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will lead the U.S. delegation to the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation Executive Committee Meeting on Sept. 29 in Warsaw, Poland.

August 5, 2011
DOE Funds Demonstration of "Ultrasonic Machining"

Approximately 50 people attended a demonstration of a technology called "ultrasonic machining" at AREVA's Technical Training Center on June 9, 2011. The technology, originally developed by the Edison Welding Institute (EWI), applies ultrasonic acoustic vibrations to traditional machining processes to reduce friction and improve performance.

May 3, 2011
New Research Center to Increase Safety and Power Output of U.S. Nuclear Reactors

The Department of Energy dedicated the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an advanced research facility that will accelerate the advancement of nuclear reactor technology.

April 15, 2011
Dr. Peter B. Lyons Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy

Dr. Peter B. Lyons was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, April 14, as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.

February 28, 2011
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Fiscal Year 2011 Funding Opportunity Announcements to Enhance Nuclear Energy Education Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced two new fiscal year 2011 Funding Opportunity Announcements to support university and college efforts to build or expand their school’s nuclear science and engineering basic research or education capabilities.