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University Professor Receives DoE Grant To Study Nanofibers for Advanced Power Generation

Clemson University Professor Amod Ogale, deputy director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF), has received a $450,000 research grant from the Department of Energy to study carbon fibers and their tolerance to high temperatures generated from nuclear power generators. The carbon fibers, which are ultra-thin and super strong, do not melt in extreme temperatures when incorporated into a carbon matrix. Based on his extensive research, Dr. Ogale believes these carbon fibers have great potential as a key component for improved and safer nuclear generators for the future. The research project will include research teams from Clemson University, South Carolina State University, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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