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Grad student wins first place in DOE fuel cycle research competition

Posted by on Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Energy, News, Research.

[Originally posted by VUSE News]

Lyndsey Morgan Fyffe, a doctoral student in environmental engineering, has been awarded a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.

Fyffe’s award is in the category of energy policy, and her award-winning research paper, “Developing Operational Safety Performance Measures for Nuclear Chemical Facilities,” was presented at the American Nuclear Society’s International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Meeting in April 2013.

This year’s meeting concentrated on the ‘back end’ of the nuclear fuel cycle, including waste generation, transportation, storage, treatment, disposal, facility remediation, regulation and stakeholder involvement.

Fyffe’s research focus is safety and performance measures for nuclear chemical processing facilities. Her faculty co-advisers are James H. Clarke, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, and director of graduate studies in environmental engineering, and Steven Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering. Fyffe received a B.E. in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University in 2011.

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