Frederic Poineau Receives NEUP Grant

Sep. 21, 2015

Frederic Poineau, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently received a three-year, $640,000 Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) grant. The grant supports his work investigating the thermochemistry of used fuel zirconium cladding components chlorides as well as their activation products and residual radionuclide metal chlorides. The research is to provide the Department of Energy-nuclear energy community with fundamental data that will support the development of a chlorination process for the purification of ziroconium chloride (ZrCl4).