William Gilroy | July 7, 2014
A University of Notre Dame research center has once again been designated an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and will receive funding to help accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.
The Notre Dame EFRC, titled “Materials Science of Actinides,” was first designated as an EFRC in 2009 along with 45 other centers. This year, DOE awarded $100 million in funding to 32 projects. Ten of this year’s projects are new, while the rest received their funding based on both their achievements to date and the quality of their proposals. The 32 projects receiving funding were selected from more than 200 proposals.