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The University of Tennessee
UT-ORNL Distinguished Graduate Fellowships Program

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Multiscale fluidic structure
The integrated silicon pillar array is composed of 18 micron tall 800 nm wide pillars in a hexagonal arrangement. The interstitial spaces between pillars form an ordered network of nanofluidic channels. The bifurcating (tree-like) system of channels provide an interface between the network of nanopores and the macroscopic experimental environment.

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Nuclear science and engineering—the study of atomic nuclei and the applications of subatomic physics—is making critical contributions to the fields of nuclear energy, national defense, nuclear medicine, archaeology, advanced materials, and health physics, among others.

Nuclear scientists and engineers at UT Knoxville and ORNL have research interests that range from basic research to developing and applying experimental and computational nuclear-related technologies to the design, implementation, and operation of novel engineering processes and systems. They work in nuclear engineering, fundamental nuclear physics and astrophysics research, advanced nuclear fuel cycles, health physics, medical physics, homeland security, advanced materials for nuclear energy production, and radiological assessment, and they provide key technical support in such nonnuclear applications as environmental management, nanotechnology, high-temperature heat transfer, hydrogen production, chemical combustion, and robotic operations.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is home to some of the world’s most advanced research facilities for nuclear science and engineering, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor, which produces the world’s most intense steady-state thermal neutron flux; the Radiochemical Engineering and Development Center for processing transuranic isotopes and research quantities of spent nuclear fuel; and the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, a unique national resource for neutron-rich and proton-rich beams for nuclear physics research.


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Contact Information

Lee Riedinger
Professor of Physics
Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education

Wanda Davis
Assistant to the Director

322 Perkins Hall
1506 Middle Drive
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996