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Workshop focuses on smallest parts of nuclear technology

A man standing gives a presentation to a room with people seated at tables.

J. David Robertson, a professor in the Chemistry Department and associate director for research and education at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), gives a presentation on how nanoparticles may be used in medical applications at the end of the two-day workshop July 19.

A July 18-19 workshop held on the University of Missouri campus focused on some of the smallest electrical and nuclear engineering technologies and the big impact they can have.

Hosted by the Center for Advanced Nuclear Technology and Micro Integrated Systems (CANTMIS), the workshop was chaired by Jae W. Kwon, an associate professor in the MU College of Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The “Workshop of Nuclear Micro Systems” featured plenary talks from nanotechnology and microengineering experts, as well as individual session workshops hosted by MU Engineering faculty and experts from the National Science Foundation, national research laboratories and other universities.

In addition to Kwon, the workshop’s organizing committee included fellow MU Engineering faculty members John Gahl, C.W. LaPierre Professor of ECE; Scott Kovaleski, interim department chairman of ECE; Patrick Pinhero, a professor a chemical engineering; Bill Miller, a retired professor of nuclear engineering; and J. David Robertson, a professor in the Chemistry Department and associate director for research and education at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR).

The conference was was sponsored by the College of Engineering, the MU Office of Research, Mizzou Advantage, MURR, Raytheon and the National Science Foundation.