Neutrons: Jason Hayward Tours Europe
Associate Professor Jason Hayward, the UCOR Faculty Fellow in Nuclear Engineering, made some choice stops on his recent tour of Europe. He taught the opening set of lectures on July 2 for the Neutron Detectors and Related Applications Summer School in Riva del Garda, Italy. This was his second invited presentation there.
Hayward and Michael Moore, a graduate research assistant in the Rad IDEAS Group, also made measurements July 12–17 with the neutron microscope instrument at the Paul Scherrer Institute’s SINQ spallation neutron source in Villigen, Switzerland.
Their work pursuing the development of 1-micron spatial resolution in neutron imaging instrumentation is part of Dr Hayward’s DOE Office of Science CAREER grant.
From left in the photo above are: the neutron microscope (green), beamline scientist Pavel Trtik, Hayward, and Moore.
Car Talk: David Greene Chats with Science
The battle over car rules is a math problem, and it might have life-or-death consequences. At issue is how the current administration will estimate potential fatalities in new cars that meet stringent standards on fuel efficiency established under the former administration.
Zaman Earns Summer Space Award
Fahad Zaman earned the Best Poster Award on July 4 at the SCK-CEN Space Summer School in Mol, Belgium. The school is a multidisciplinary and international learning event for highly-motivated PhD students, early-stage researchers and professionals with an interest in life sciences and physical and medical health challenges associated with human space exploration.
Zaman, a graduate research assistant in nuclear engineering, thanked Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus Lawrence Townsend for his mentorship. His presentation was titled “Albedo Protons and Neutrons Emitted from Hydrated Layers of Lunar Regolith.”
Power Grid Monitoring: First Patent for CURENT
Faculty and staff from the CURENT research center received their first patent this summer. Patent No.: U.S. 10,024,897, titled “Mobile Platform Phasor Measurement Unit Based on Electric Field Sensor,” was issued on July 17. Yilu Liu, Wenxuan Yao, Lingwei Zhan, Wei Gao, and Haoyang Lu worked on the project for the past four years.