NSE’s Boyd and Dykhuis win 2015 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards

August 20, 2015


Graduate students William Boyd and Andrew Dykhuis of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) have earned 2015 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards, which are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies.

Boyd, a PhD student, has been awarded a first-place prize in the category of nuclear science and engineering. His award-winning research paper, “The OpenMOC Method of Characteristics Neutral Particle Transport Code,” was published in the Annals of Nuclear Energy last June.

Dykhuis, a PhD student and research assistant in NSE, has been awarded a second-place prize in the category of advanced fuels. His award-winning research paper, “HOGNOSE: A New Model for Corrosion in PWRs,” was presented at the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting this June. Read the full article at MIT News

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