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FIU-ARC Lateral Gamma Scanner featured at WRP FY2022 Accomplishments

FIU-ARC Lateral Gamma Scanner featured at WRP FY2022 Accomplishments

The FIU-ARC robotics team is proud to share the news its Lateral Gamma Scanner deployment was featured in the Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) FY2022 Accomplishments. Thanks to all involved in the DOE Fellow Josue Estrada‘s deployment at Hanford. Special thanks to the relentless contribution of Mackenson Telusma, Sebastian Story, and Jeff Natividad. Also, thanks to Gabriel, Abdiel, Shawn, and the newly hired Theo and David. We also thank Claudia and…

9 months ago...

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Development of a Robotic Remote System with Plug‐and‐Play Interchangeable Components for Inspection and Repairs of DOE Facilities and Repositories

Development of a Robotic Remote System with Plug‐and‐Play Interchangeable Components for Inspection and Repairs of DOE Facilities and Repositories

Miami, Florida 05/13/2023 As part of the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) project, FIU is leading the efforts on robotic system design for the surveillance, maintenance, and repairs of DOE facilities. The project is entitled “Development of a Robotic Remote System with Plug‐and‐Play Interchangeable Components for Inspection and Repairs of DOE Facilities and Repositories”, and includes participation from Florida International University, Argonne National Lab, Savannah River National Lab, DOE…

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Congratulations to Aparna Aravelli for completing the FIU Presidential Leadership Program

Congratulations to Aparna Aravelli for completing the FIU Presidential Leadership Program

From Dr. Aravelli… Happy to share the news of graduating from FIU Presidential Leadership Program cohort 2022 and attending the graduation ceremony on Wednesday Nov 16, 2022. This is a highly commended opportunity at FIU, for faculty and administrative staff exploring and understanding the transition to leadership roles in academia. This program aided me to examine the challenges and gaps in higher education, particularly in FIU, from an executive perspective….

1 year ago...

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DOE – FIU Cooperative Agreement Program Review

DOE – FIU Cooperative Agreement Program Review

Miami, Florida September 27 and 28, 2022 Florida International University and the US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) and Office of Legacy Management (DOE-LM) completed a two-day review of FIU’s Cooperative Agreement (CA). FIU’s applied research is performed under the DOE-FIU Cooperative Agreement (under Contract # DE-EM0005213) and provides technical support to DOE-EM and DOE-LM in the area of environmental remediation, environmental stewardship, and STEM minority student…

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ARC-PNNL Team working on the project “Management of Hanford Low Activity Waste Off-Gas Condensate” just published a manuscript in the Journal of Hazardous Materials

ARC-PNNL Team working on the project “Management of Hanford Low Activity Waste Off-Gas Condensate” just published a manuscript in the Journal of Hazardous Materials

ARC-PNNL Team working on the project “Management of Hanford Low Activity Waste Off-Gas Condensate” just published a manuscript in the Journal of Hazardous Materials  (IF 7.65) entitled “Comparative analysis of ZVI materials for reductive separation of 99Tc(VII) from aqueous waste streams” authored by Daria Boglaienko, Hilary Emerson, Yelena Katsenovich and Tatiana Levitskaia. This research was funded by the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) and was looking on interactions of Tc-99 with…

5 years ago...

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ARC researchers with their collaborators received a designation of “Paper of Note” for the WM’19 Symposia

ARC researchers with their collaborators received a designation of “Paper of Note” for the WM’19 Symposia

ARC researchers (Joseph Sinicrope, Peggy Shoffner, and Leo Lagos), with their collaborators Andrew  Szilagyi (DOE EM) and Connor Nicholson (SRNL) received a designation of “Paper of Note” for the WM’19 Symposia. Their paper, titled “International Standards as Critical Enablers to the Development and Diffusion of D&D Technologies” was one of twenty-three papers selected for this distinction this year.

5 years ago...

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ARC success story – Ms. Sandra Herrera

ARC success story – Ms. Sandra Herrera

Ms. Sandra Herrera joined ARC in the fall of 2014 and worked as a research assistant providing technical support for the project conducted in collaboration with the U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to support U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management clean up mission. After graduation from FIU with MS degree in Environmental Engineering in Spring 2016 she moved with her husband to  Zurich, Switzerland. She recently…

7 years ago...

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New publication: “A Review for Chromium Removal by Carbon Nanotubes” by Dr. Vasileios Anagnostopoulos

New publication: “A Review for Chromium Removal by Carbon Nanotubes” by Dr. Vasileios Anagnostopoulos

A publication titled “A Review for Chromium Removal by Carbon Nanotubes” was recently accepted for publication by Chemistry and Ecology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Authors included Dr. Vasileios Anagnostopoulos (FIU ARC) in collaboration with scientists from the University of Cyprus and the University of Eastern Finland. This review paper highlights the use of an innovative technology (carbon nanotubes) to remove chromium contamination from surface water and groundwater as well as…

7 years ago...

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Publication accepted by the Applied Geochemistry Journal: “The effect of Si and Al concentrations on the removal of U(VI) in the alkaline conditions created by ammonia gas”

Publication accepted by the Applied Geochemistry Journal: “The effect of Si and Al concentrations on the removal of U(VI) in the alkaline conditions created by ammonia gas”

A publication entitled “The effect of Si and Al concentrations on the removal of U(VI) in the alkaline conditions created by ammonia gas”,  written  by Drs. Yelena Katsenovich; Leonel Lagos; DOE Fellow students; PhD Candidate, Claudia Cardona; and MS Candidate, Robert Lapierre, in collaboration with Dr. Jim Szecsody from the Pacific North National Laboratory (PNNL), was accepted for publication by the Applied Geochemistry Journal. This study evaluates changes in uranium…

8 years ago...

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