Cost: $8-$16; Herberger Institute students are offered free admission on tickets reserved in advance, Public contact: Herberger Institute box office, 480-965-6447; School of Film, Dance and Theatre, 480-965-5337, Communications and media specialist, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, 480-965-0478 “Red Planet Respite” will make its California debut in San Diego later this year. 136 0 obj <>stream Ranked in 2020, part of Best Engineering Schools. Creep refers to the tendency of solid materials to slowly deform due to prolonged exposure to high levels of stress or heat. Peralta’s work will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of the chemical and mechanical processes taking place in the core of a nuclear reactor. The degradation of these components has significant impact on system safety and reliability. Showing that fields as different as astrophysics and theater can not only share ideas, but really collaborate to create new content is powerful.”, Where: Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall, ASU’s Tempe campus. endstream endobj 115 0 obj <> endobj 116 0 obj <> endobj 117 0 obj <>stream Why have social scientists like yourself come to that conclusion? The research is part of a larger project to determine the relationships between fuel-pellet processing conditions and the pellets’ microstructure and material properties. Like Peralta’s work, Liu will also do research to help pave the way to the next generation of nuclear energy systems. “Our proposed novel testing procedures will observe the damage evolution in real time under operation-like conditions, and will provide support for the future design of the next-generation nuclear power system.”. There are also expected to be applications for the project’s research findings in improving the testing, analysis and prediction of damage to materials used in aircraft and related technology. Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. The professors plan to give ASU graduate and undergraduate students opportunities to participate in the research projects. “The thing that was the most rewarding to me was how much in common art and science really do have with each other. email@example.com His team wants to make it possible to perform computer simulations that will eventually accurately predict nuclear fuel behavior. Joseph.Kullman@asu.edu. The pair helped shape the play’s futuristic backdrop. h�bbd``b`�$B��~�H0U�X�@�x�� News/Events; Academics; Research; Athletics; Alumni; Giving; President; About ASU; My ASU; Colleges and Schools. Components in a reactor system could break – or even melt – under such conditions, which would compromise the safety and efficiency of the system. Posted by Fulton Schools | Jul 31, 2012 | Research, Students. Science writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, 480-965-8122 114 0 obj <> endobj I found it fitting to pick up where I left off with this opportunity and develop a full production about exploration and the future of human civilization and colonizing Mars.”, Patrick Young, ASU assistant professor of theoretical astrophysics, and doctoral student Karen Knierman were among the scientists who worked on the project. 1 in state for bar passage, ASU completes $50 million in recent facilities upgrades, Newly discovered fossil highlights importance of shifting environmental conditions for human evolution, Public Service and endstream endobj startxref Harroff drew inspiration for the piece from her experiences with community-based theater during her time as a graduate student at ASU. He will team on the project with Ken McClellan, a technical staff member in the Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and Peter Hosemann, an assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. It’s rare for an entry-level job in a large organization to require a personal interview with the top boss. Creep and fatigue occurs in many nuclear plant components at elevated temperatures. That includes research to reveal more about the how various materials in a reactor core behave under extreme conditions. Community Solutions, ASU scientists explore creative side in Mars-themed play, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, School of Human Evolution and Social Change. But when Arizona State University student and Navy ROTC Midshipman James Feddern applied for a position as a Naval Reactors engineer, that’s exactly what he had to do. P.O. Learning more about porosity is important for improving knowledge of the life cycle of nuclear fuel pellets. “We had the best time speculating and fantasizing artistically,” says Harroff. Written by Joe Kullman and Natalie Pierce, For media inquiries, contact Lanelle Strawder, Content & Public Relations Manager: 480-727-5618, firstname.lastname@example.org | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | Strategic Marketing & Communications, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Craig Smith, “As a student in 2007, we worked with the Mars Space Flight Facility to create a short show about the rovers,” Harroff says. %PDF-1.5 %���� Read more about the Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award program. The award is based on research he presented last spring at an annual meeting of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society from his report titled “Porosity Characterization of Surrogates for Oxide Nuclear Fuels: A Statistical Analysis of Correlations among Grain Boundary Misorientation, Pore Character and Location.”. They may also be active in design and nuclear research. “Any chance for the scientific community to reach out to people in other walks of life should be seized,” adds Young, who received a writing credit on the play. $2,997,000 was raised for philanthropic support of research. “Most existing studies focus on the fatigue-dominated failure modes, but the material under operational conditions is creep dominated.” Liu explains. Arizona State University engineering graduate student Robert McDonald has invitations to present his research at the upcoming American Nuclear Society winter meeting, participate in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cycle Technologies Annual Meeting and in a DOE-related Innovators’ Forum. Peralta is a professor and Liu is an associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Understanding the initial conditions of pores in the pellets enables engineers to do more precise simulations and modeling of the pellets’ behavior when they are inserted in a nuclear reactor and while they are being processed. Yongming Liu and Pedro Peralta have each been awarded an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program to help develop innovative technologies and solutions to meet nuclear energy challenges. The DOE’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards is part of the agency’s efforts to help advance development of sustainable nuclear energy technologies by encouraging students to pursue fuel-cycle research. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, 540 scholarships totaling more than $1,664,000 were awarded to Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering undergraduate students for FY 2018-2019. 127 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<0ED8A8DDABAB60499FD6408ADD79F686>]/Index[114 23]/Info 113 0 R/Length 72/Prev 134494/Root 115 0 R/Size 137/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream Tempe, AZ 85287-9309. Arizona State University engineering graduate student Robert McDonald has invitations to present his research at the upcoming American Nuclear Society winter meeting, participate in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cycle Technologies Annual Meeting and in a DOE-related Innovators’ Forum. Sintered materials are materials formed into a mass by heat and pressure. Using in situ scanning electron microscopy testing, the researchers plan to devise new materials testing techniques to provide better microscale damage analysis and prediction. That knowledge is the basis for developing models to reveal what fuels and other components will do under variable conditions. Navigation for Entire University ASU Home. It’s a key step toward better understanding the optimal microstructure for oxide nuclear fuels. Written and co-directed by Harroff and Rowley, the play tells the story of the first test crew sent to experience an intergalactic resort on Mars. � �lk�x������2��� �1�'@� C� They will collaborate on developing advanced techniques to examine the properties of metal alloys used in nuclear reactors, with the goal of gaining deeper knowledge about how creep and fatigue damage initiate, propagate and interact with each other in the materials. Box 879309 Nuclear engineers work with nuclear energy, nuclear waste, medical physics and more. Answer: What’s so interesting about the "ideal" of the nuclear family is that it’s actually a relatively new one, and it’s not universal. McDonald is examining trends in porosity found in sintered nuclear fuel pellets. Peralta is a professor and Liu is an associate professor of aerospace and mechanical The opportunities are a result of McDonald recently winning an award in the DOE’s Innovation in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition. In fact, this experience has inspired an entire season of science for Circle Circle dot dot.”. When a disaster strikes back on Earth, the crew must face consequences and psychological extremes they could never prepare for. He will continue the work as part of Peralta’s research group as he pursues a master’s degree in materials science and engineering. The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and San Diego-based theater company Circle Circle dot dot, in collaboration with scientists from the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Mars Rover team at ASU, are premiering the play "Red Planet Respite. “Personally, I was interested in the project’s ability to increase public understanding and attitudes toward science by collaborating with artists. hޤUmo�0�+��i�~I�8R�m�6��Z�:�ꇌz)$(q������������}�. Liu and Peralta say much of what is known about nuclear energy systems is based primarily on general observations made over the years, but their work will help provide a more scientifically verifiable and comprehensive body of knowledge about nuclear energy generation and the materials and systems used to produce it. ", Some 30 ASU scientists worked with Circle Circle dot dot to inspire this unique production, which was developed along with School of Film, Dance and Theatre alumna Katie Harroff and her fellow artist at Circle Circle dot dot, Saroya Rowley. The idea for the plot arose out of some of the concerns that the real ASU scientists had for the future of space exploration, which emerged during discussions the ASU artists and scientists have held over the course of the past five years. Download Full Image. “This enables you to predict what will happen so you can prevent or respond to malfunctions and accidents,” Peralta explains. “All of the science in the production is based on realistic projections of what the future might hold,” Harroff says, “but it's still definitely a science-fiction grab-bag.”, The scientists and artists have found great benefits to merging resources. email@example.com, ASU's REMOTE K12 Connected Teacher Summit to share best practices for online and blended learning, New study uses satellites and field studies to improve coral reef restoration, Science background gave ASU alum skills to become global tech executive, ASU Law again No.
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