October 01, 2021
(10:30 am - noon)
The NEUP has funded faculty in nuclear energy application areas at 110 Universities at over $800M since 2009. Numerous startup companies have emerged. Doctoral degrees awarded in nuclear engineering are at an all-time high. The upcoming 2022 funding cycle is planned to award over $70M in many different disciplines focused on nuclear energy applications.
John G. Gilligan is Distinguished University Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University and Executive Associate Dean for the College of Engineering (Chief Operating Officer for the College). In addition, Dr. Gilligan serves as the first and only Director of the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) Integration Office for the US Department of Energy since 2008. The NEUP competitively awards contracts to universities to conduct peer-reviewed research in support of the development of commercial nuclear energy. In the most recent year, awards were made at the level of about $60M to over 50 universities and included equipment grants and support for university nuclear reactors and student scholarships and fellowships