2012 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award Winners

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies congratulates the following winners of the 2012 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards. In addition to cash awards, winning students will have a variety of other opportunities including participating in an Innovators' Forum and participating in the Fuel Cycle Technologies Annual Meeting.

Winners of the Open Competition

Advanced Materials
Leland Barnard
First Place
Leland Barnard
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Tyler Moss
Second Place
Tyler Moss
University of Michigan

Chemical Separations
Robert Hoover
First Place
Robert Hoover
University of Idaho
Ko Nee
Second Place
Ko Nee
University of California at Irvine

Nuclear Fuels
Jeremy Washington
First Place
Jeremy Washington
Colorado School of Mines
Joshua Daw
Second Place
Joshua Daw
University of Idaho

Nuclear Material Accountability and Control Instrumentation
Mark Norsworthy
First Place
Mark Norsworthy
University of Michigan
Michael Foxe
Second Place
Michael Foxe
Pennsylvania State University

Nuclear Science and Engineering
Joshua Richard
First Place
Joshua Richard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anselmo Cisneros
Second Place
Anselmo Cisneros
University of California at Berkeley

Systems Analysis and Energy Policy
Bethany Smith
First Place
Bethany Smith
Vanderbilt University
Patrick Migliorini
Second Place
Patrick Migliorini
University of Virginia

Waste Forms
Edward Mausolf
First Place
Edward Mausolf
University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Matthew Polinski
Second Place
Matthew Polinski
University of Notre Dame

Winners of the Competition for Students Who Attend Universities with less than $630 Million in 2009 R&D Expenditures

Michael Baker
Michael Baker
Colorado School of Mines
Cole Gentry
Cole Gentry
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Nathan George
Nathan George
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Joseph Graham
Joseph Graham
University of Texas at Austin
Robert McDonald
Robert McDonald
Arizona State University

Winners of the Undergraduate Competition

David Frazer
David Frazer
University of California at Berkeley
Amanda Lang
Amanda Lang
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Randolph Schiffer
Randolph Schiffer
University of Michigan

Eric Shinn
Eric Shinn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jason von Ehr
Jason vonEhr
University of Michigan