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May, 2021 - Congratulations to the students who graduated in Spring/2021!
Elvan Sahin, M.Sc. in NE. Elvan will keep working with us towards his Ph.D.
Jeric Demasana, B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. 
Alex deJong, B.Sc. in MSE. Alex will join Johns Hopkins for his Ph.D. in MSE
Renzhi (Kyle) Hu, B.Sc., in ME. Renzhi will join the Univ. of Southern California for his master degree in ME. 

April, 2021 - Abdulsalam I. Shakhatreh receives  the 2021-2022 ANS Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences Division Scholarship. Congratulations!!

March, 2021 - Duarte secures nearly $500,000 in funding to study boiling water reactor instabilites.

August, 2020 - HEATS Lab receives nearly $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to identy Needed Fire Input Data to Reduce Modeling Uncertainty in Risk Analysis. 

July, 2020 - Dr. Duarte talks at the 100th aniversity of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro on "Nuclear Research in Times of Pandemic from the Prism of the Woman Universe"

May, 2020 - Congratulation to Nick Burns and Abdulla Alblooshi for receiving their B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech!!  

May 8, 2020 - Paul Hurley defended his MS thesis on “Application of Optical Fiber Sensors for Quenching Temperature Measurement”. Congratulations!!

April 14, 2020 - Dr. Duarte was award $50k through the IIHCC (Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities) Destination Area. The proposal entitled “Investigation of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Dry Cask System for Long-Term Storage” is a collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Cai from the MSE Department and Dr. Sonja Schmid from the STS Department. 

March 3, 2020 - Dr. Duarte gives an invited talk at Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering Department on “Understanding the Post-CHF Flow Boiling Heat Transfer at High-Pressure”.

January, 2020 - Welcome Ali H. Karabacak to HEATS Lab!

January 8, 2020 - Virginia Tech awarded Nuclear Regulatory Commission Integrated University Program grants!

November 20, 2019 - Dr. Duarte gives an invited talk at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on “A Review of Quenching Experiments and Application of Fiber Optic Sensing”.

November, 2019 - Congratulation to Paul Hurley for publising in the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting. His paper entitled "Fiber Optic Applications in Quenching Temperature Measurement" is part of his MS thesis. 

September 27, 2019 - HEATS group will collaborate with Goldfinch Sensor Technologies and Analytics LLC to develop high-pressure void fraction sensor!

August, 2020 - Welcome Bruno Serrao, Elvan Sahin, and Abdulsalam Shakhatreh! Our new graduate students!

July 31, 2019, Congratulations to Paul Hurley for receiving the NRC Fellowship!