National Coordination

Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program (LWRS)

This program is developing the scientific basis to extend existing nuclear power plant operating life beyond the current 60-year licensing period and ensure long-term reliability, productivity, safety, and security. INL serves as the Technical Integration Office and coordinates the research and development projects.

Fuel Cycle Technology Program

This program uses a results-oriented, science-based approach towards research and development that takes advantage of advances in high-performance computing to integrate theory and experiment with modeling and simulation.

Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF)

NSUF is the nation’s only designated nuclear energy user facility. Through a peer-reviewed proposal process, NSUF provides external research teams cost-free access to reactor, post-irradiation examination and beamline capabilities at INL and a diverse mix of affiliated partner institutions at universities, national laboratories and industry facilities located across the country.

Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP)

NEUP engages U.S. colleges and universities to conduct research and development, enhance infrastructure and support student education thereby helping to sustain a world class nuclear energy and workforce capability. The program’s goal is to support outstanding, cutting-edge, and innovative research at U.S. universities