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The UNLV Transmutation Research Program was established in March 2001 as part of the national Advanced Accelerator Applications program to develop the technologies necessary for the ecological and economical treatment of spent nuclear fuel.

The primary role of the UNLV program in the national effort is the training of graduate and undergraduate students in nuclear engineering and other related fields to support the augmentation of the U.S. human infrastructure for transmutation technologies.

To accomplish this role, UNLV has developed the TRP with the primary focus of supporting student research into transmutation and supporting technologies. This focus is realized through the student research component of the TRP, which is designed to operate as an internal research grant program supporting student research at UNLV.

These research programs span the range of technology areas for transmutation, from the chemical separation of uranium from spent nuclear fuel, to the optimization of super-conducting components for proton accelerators, to the corrosion of materials exposed to lead-bismuth eutectic.


Education; Higher; Radioactive wastes; Research; University of Nevada; Las Vegas. Transmutation Research Program


Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering | Radiochemistry