SDM student Edoardo Cavalieri d’Oro won second place at a poster session held during the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual meeting on fuel cycle research and development. The award promotes the advancement of research and development in nuclear fuel cycles.
The title of Cavalieri d’Oro’s research is "A Risk-informed and Performance-based Framework to Assess the Proliferation Risk of Nuclear Energy Systems". He competed against representatives from national labs and universities who are studying nuclear energy fuel cycles.
Cavalieri d’Oro’s prize, which he received on October 22, 2009, included a graphite piece from Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1), the first artificial nuclear reactor.