UC Irvine has been awarded up to $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for nuclear energy research. Mikael Nilsson, chemical engineering & materials science assistant professor, initiated the effort along with Russell Detwiler (pictured), civil & environmental engineering assistant professor, and George Miller, chemistry senior lecturer and director of UCI’s nuclear reactor facility. With the grant money, the scientists will purchase new equipment and strengthen UCI’s nuclear science and engineering research program.