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UF-led group develops new tools to track illicit nuclear materials

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Featured, News, Nuclear Engineering Program, Research GrantsBy Joseph KaysStory originally published on Explore

The Consortium for Nuclear Forensics, a UF-led team of 32 scientists and engineers at 16 universities, has been awarded a five-year, $26.4 million grant from the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Agency to develop new nuclear forensic technologies and to train the next generation of nuclear sleuths to use them.

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DOE awards UF and Synhelion $2.7M to scale up solar hydrogen energy production

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, News, Research GrantsStory originally published on synhelion.com

A joint project between the University of Florida and Synhelion, a global pioneer in the field of carbon-neutral solar fuels, has been awarded $2.7M from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). The project aims to accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technology to produce green hydrogen for industrial decarbonization and electric power generation and storage.

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UF will spearhead DARPA mission to pioneer crucial biomanufacturing in space

In Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Featured, News, Research GrantsBy Shawn Jenkins

With the goal of creating a resilient supply chain for a sustained presence in space, researchers at the University of Florida (UF) are bioengineering microbes for experimentation on the International Space Station (ISS) they hope will reliably produce biopolymers, nutraceuticals, and antibiotics in variable gravity conditions.

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Timing is everything for UF team creating hyper-accurate synchronization for DoD readiness

In Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Featured, News, Research GrantsBy Shawn Jenkins

Funded by a $4.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), UF researchers, including Roozbeh Tabrizian, Ph.D., principal investigator and associate professor and Alan Hastings Faculty Fellow in ECE, are leading the project to produce a microchip-sized tactical-grade clock that maintains accuracy on the magnitude of billionths of a second over time.