Rapid Turnaround Experiment Program Accepting Proposals

The Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) program through the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) at Idaho National Laboratory is now accepting proposals (due March 25, 2019). The PULSTAR Reactor Laboratory at North Carolina State University is pleased to be an NSUF partner institution and, as such, is available to perform Rapid Turnaround Experiment funded analyses for internal and external users.Through the peer-reviewed RTE application process, NSUF provides external research teams with cost-free access to reactor, post-irradiation examination (PIE) and beam-line capabilities at INL and a diverse mix of affiliated partner institutions at universities, national laboratories and industry facilities located across the country. More information can be found here.

RTNN Accepting Proposals for Kickstarter Program

The RTNN is now accepting applications for its Kickstarter Program. This program provides free access to RTNN facilities to new and non-traditional users with limited experience, resources, and/or financial means. This program has supported over forty projects by providing more than 800 hours of instrument and staff time. For more information please visit the Kickstarter Website. Please direct any questions about this program to rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu. Hurry the spring priority deadline is April 13, 2018!

WarpSpec Wins Grand Prize in International Business Competition

Congratulations to WarpSpec and co-founders Jordan Moering and Rafael Estevez! In April, the start-up won grand prize in the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Foundation International Business Competition, which focuses on the intellectual property side of business strategy. WarpSpec is developing a technology that enables more efficient and effective detection of food-borne pathogens. The company also receives support from RTNN’s free-use facility access fund, which they are using to design a prototype.  More about the award and WarpSpec’s technology can be found here.