The evolution of radiochemistry at the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) in Argentina is analyzed. The antecedents
of the establishment, in 1998, of the Master Programme in Radiochemistry, jointly organized by CNEA and the Buenos Aires Regional
Faculty of the National Technological University are revised, and the structure of the Programme is described. On the basis
of the thesis works, the initial trends are discussed. Finally, the institutional results of the Programme are described.
Authors:S. Landsberger, A. Plionis, S. Biegalski, K. Foltz-Biegalski, E. Schneider, D. O’Kelly, J. Braisted, S. O’Kelly, and L. Welch
Over the last three years we have developed a very robust nuclear and radiochemistry program at The University of Texas at
Austin. The cornerstone of support was the DOE Radiochemistry Educational Award Program (REAP) that was awarded from 2002–2005.
A second award for the period of 2005–2008 was just received. This award has enabled us to support many educational activities
from vanguard classroom instruction, to laboratory enhancements, to research activities at the graduate and undergraduate
levels. Both traditional radiochemistry and advanced topics in nuclear instrumentation have been supported. Various DOE university
programs, national lab funding and IAEA fellowship grants, have allowed the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program at the
University of Texas to be at the forefront of nuclear and radiochemistry educational and research activities and help secure
the next generation of needed expertise.
Half a century of focused nuclear education in Brazil has resulted in the expansion of applications of nuclear technique in
many fields, such as power generation nuclear power plants, environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics and treatments,
food irradiation, new materials development using irradiation, archaeological dating, hydrological studies, and so on. Nuclear
research is blooming and evolving in Brazil. In the last three years, two master’s degrees and one doctorate have been approved
by the Ministry of Education. The scientific capacity building has been enlarging and improving the reservoir of qualified
personnel who Brazil expects to operate the current infrastructure and other facilities to be settled in the near future.
Only graduate programs allocated by CAPES (Ministry of Education) and CNPq (Ministry of Science & Technology) in the Nuclear
Engineering Area (Engenharia II) are considered in this paper. In Brazil, there are also Physics and hybrid graduate programs
in what DSc degrees are pursued using nuclear and nuclear-related techniques; CAPES and CNPq do not allocate them in the nuclear
engineering area, following their own criteria, since those programs have their own peers, budget and evaluation area.
Authors:S. Whitney, E. Alvarez, D. Haas, K. Jackman, S. Wilson, and S. Biegalski
Graduate students in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin have designed and modeled
a fast neutron prompt-gamma activation analysis facility as part of a new course introduced in the graduate program titled
“The Design of Nuclear Systems.” The students were responsible for creating a design concept as well as implementing and modeling
the concept to ensure its safety and functionality. The purpose of the class was to give graduate students the independence
to create a project of their own vision, but to do so in a collaborative and formal manner as will be necessary in their future
work. The fast neutron PGAA facility was successfully designed and computational models have been analyzed to display benefits
of the fast neutron facility compared to the thermal neutron PGAA facility that also exists at The University of Texas at
Authors:Luiz K. C. de Souza, Juliana J. R. Pardauil, José R. Zamian, Geraldo N. da Rocha Filho, and Carlos E. F. da Costa
surfactant molecules varied in strength, in the following order from weakest to strongest: Si-OH < Al-OH < La-OH < Ce-OH.
This work was supported by the GraduateProgram of Chemistry at Universidade Federal do Pará, Coordenação de