Hadim awarded grant from the Electric Power Research Institute

December 09, 2008

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Professor Hamid Hadim of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology has received a grant from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for coursework development in nuclear power engineering.

The main objective of the grant is to develop an introductory level training course which is needed by EPRI to introduce their new and experienced, transferred technical staff to the design and operational principles of pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plants. The course will provide EPRI staff with better understanding of the fundamental principles, design methodologies, and how the plant components are integrated into a power plant system which will enable more valuable research and development, better R&D project execution and development of more valuable products.

The course will be developed in a format that can effectively communicate the fundamental science and engineering principles that define the design and function of a PWR nuclear power plant, and be organized in a logical sequence and in manageable segments to maximize effectiveness. The course will include an appropriate balance between theory and application.

This project complements other work being conducted by Professors Hadim and Chassapis as part of the newly established New Jersey Innovation Partnership Institute in Clean Energy Technology (IPI-CET) at Stevens, whose main goal is to develop educational and training programs and curricula at various levels that are related to clean energy technologies and that are needed in response to rapidly increasing workforce challenges within the energy industry.
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About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,150 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students with about 250 full-time faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu. For the latest news about Stevens, please visit www.StevensNewsService.com.

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