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News Archive

Sarah Don

Sarah Don: Building connections

MIT Reactor superintendent aims to give more students the opportunity to work with and learn from the reactor

Stefanie Koperniak

Reactor core and control arms
Looking down at the MIT reactor core

MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory launches seed grant program

Stefanie Koperniak

Becky Romatoski

Becky Romatoski: Reducing risk

Leda Zimmerman

From left to right: Martin Schmidt, MIT Provost; Bill McCarthy, Deputy Director of EHS and Reactor Radiation Protection Officer; Israel Ruiz, MIT Executive Vice President and Treasurer.

Bill McCarthy Recipient of 2017 MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions

Bill McCarthy, a Deputy Director of EHS and Reactor Radiation Protection Officer at the NRL, received the Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions at the 2017 MIT Excellence Awards Ceremony.

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Nuclear scientist David Carpenter leads a life of discovery at MIT's Nuclear Reactor Laboratory

David Carpenter: Purpose-driven to the core

Leda Zimmerman

Dr. Lin-wen Hu, the principal research scientist at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory

MIT’s Nuclear Lab has an Unusual Plan to Jump-Start Advanced-Reactor Research

James Temple, MIT Technology Review

Sara Hauptman: Learning on the job

Leda Zimmerman

Adam Grein Receiving Infinite Mile Award

NRL Mechanical Engineer, Adam Grein, Recipient of 2016 MIT Infinite Mile Award

NRL Mechanical Engineer and Shift Supervisor, Adam Grein, was a recipient of the 2016 MIT Infinite Mile Award.

John Foster and Taylor Tracy, NRL

Tim Leurini and Keith Honeycutt

Congratulations to Our Two Newly Licensed Reactor Operators

Tim Leurini and Keith Honeycutt received their NRC licenses for the MITR

John Foster, NRL

MIT Open House Banner

Photos from our Nuclear Science and Technology Q&A MIT Open House Event

On April 23rd the NRL hosted a Nuclear Science and Technology Q&A event as part of MIT’s Open House. Here are pictures from the event!

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Post-irradiation picture of the crack

Novel in-core crack growth test conducted at the MIT Reactor

An INL / MIT-NRL team designs, develops, and demonstrates the first system in the U.S. that can perform real-time high-temperature, aqueous, crack growth tests in the core of a research reactor.

A. J. Palmer, INL

Flibe experiment

Reviving a 40-year-old nuclear reactor coolant

The MIT NRL is involved in two collaborative research projects that are aimed at a high-tech revival of a nuclear reactor coolant that has not been used since 1969.

Michael Ames and David Carpenter, NRL

Lin-wen Hu

Lin-wen Hu: Innovating the present while looking towards the future

Lin-wen Hu first became interested in nuclear energy during a high school physics class in her home country of Taiwan.

Taylor Tracy, NRL

TREAT team

NRL researchers to benchmark restart of transient test reactor

The MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab’s Lin-wen Hu, David Carpenter, and Kaichao Sun are part of a team led by Oregon State University to work on “Computational and Experimental Benchmarking for Transient Fuel Testing.”

MIT enters into joint nuclear research agreement with Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP) have entered into a collaborative research agreement which officially began on October 1, 2015. The two institutions will work together to advance the technologies needed to realize a new class of Fluoride-salt-cooled High-temperature Reactors (FHRs).