Haifeng Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, earned a $1 million Department of Energy grant.
With the grant, he will study ultrasound through-wall data transmission to monitor nuclear energy. This way, he could see what’s going on inside of nuclear canisters. Right now, there isn’t a way to do so.
Zhang is working with other professors and labs on the national project and started work this month.
The grant will span three years of research.