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Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear

The GAIN University Directory features a sample of universities engaged in the development of advanced nuclear technologies and should not be considered a comprehensive list of universities. All universities have participated on a voluntary basis and are responsible for the information provided. Inclusion of a university does not indicate endoresement by GAIN.

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The mission of the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the nation's energy, environmental and national security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, proliferation resistance, and security barriers through research, development and demonstration ﴾RD&D﴿.  READ MORE

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We partnered with Generation Atomic back in August to bring Atomic Week ⚛️ to the community of Idaho Falls. It was a week filled with fun activities and trainings🤸.  Check out the recap video 🎞️
RT @GovNuclear: ANNOUNCED: @ENERGY awards $3.5 million to @xenergynuclear to examine how to lower construction 🏗️ and maintenance 🔧 costs o…

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded nearly $3.5 million to X-energy today to further the development of its advanced nuclear reactor. The project will examine ways to reduce construction and maintenance costs of the developer’s Xe-100 reactor design.



WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a bipartisan vote of 70-15 the United States Senate confirmed Dan Brouillette to be the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy. An official swearing in will take place at a later date.  Prior to confirmation, Acting Secretary Brouillette served as the Deputy Secretary of Energy under Secretary Rick Perry. READ MORE


Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is seeking an Expression of Interest (EOI) from industry stakeholders interested in forming a partnership to achieve maximum progress in deployment of the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). 

The scope of such a Partnership could include but not be limited to the development and deployment of a new fast neutron testing capability (VTR), other uses of VTR capabilities beyond just advanced reactors design and licensing, reducing the cost and schedule risk of new nuclear plant design and construction and other compatible uses of VTR capabilities.  READ MORE


TRISO (TRi-structural ISOtropic) particle fuel has been developed for use in modular high temperature gas reactors (HTGR) designed to passively maintain core temperatures below fission product release thresholds under all licensing basis events and accident scenarios. This webinar will give and overview of the US DOE Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) TRISO Fuel Qualification and Development Program's activities focused on enhancing TRISO fuel performance by using uranium osicarbide (UCO) fuel kernels and improving coated particle and compact fabrication methods for deployment in advanced HTGRs were radioactive releases are significantly reduced at the plant exclusion boundary.  READ MORE

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IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO – Dr. John Wagner, associate laboratory director of Idaho National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate, has announced the selection of Dr. Ashley Finan to serve as director, and Nicholas Smith to serve as deputy director of the INL-based National Reactor Innovation Center. As NRIC directors, Finan and Smith will lead efforts to accelerate the testing, demonstration and commercialization of innovative reactor technologies in the United States. READ MORE

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