TheÂ Department of Energyâs National Nuclear Security Administration has selectedÂ Texas A&M University to administer a center of excellence on low-energy nuclear science under a five-year, $10 million agreement.
The university will manage theÂ Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based ResearchÂ in support of theÂ Stewardship Science Academic Alliances program, DOE said Thursday.
Sherry Yennello, a professor in the university, will lead CENTAUR to conductÂ experimental and theoretical efforts that revolve aroundÂ nuclear structure and reaction properties.
Initiatives will primarily focus onÂ radioactive beam applications.Â Florida State University, Washington University, the University of Washington and Louisiana State University serve as CENTAUR’s academic partner institutions.
The SSAA program intends to supportÂ research and development efforts that contribute toÂ NNSAâs mission of manage nuclear stockpiles.