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Our NIDC News reports the latest developments in U.S. Department of Energy’s isotope production efforts, university partnerships, facility improvements, staff news, and other notable center activities as they occur. Stay Connected

 

Mitch Ferren and Karen Sikes
Mitch Ferren, associate director of business operations at the National Isotope Development Center since 2011, will retire Dec. 31. Mitch’s career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has spanned more than 45 years, 42 of those spent in isotope-related work.Mitch, who holds a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering and an associate’s degree in engineering and chemical technology…
DOE Seal
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting applications for the 2024 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions, DOE national laboratories, and Office of Science user facilities.“The…
Welcome Texas A&M
The DOE Isotope Program is excited to announce the addition of the Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute to the University Isotope Network. Supported by DOE and the State of Texas funding, the Cyclotron Institute has developed Astatine-211 (At-211) production which is now available for routine regional distribution through the NIDC product catalog. The Texas A…
VSS recordings now available
The DOE Isotope Program hosted three virtual seminars focused on the following emerging medical isotopes: astatine-211, lead-203/212, and cerium-134. If you were unable to attend, or want to watch it again, you can now access the meeting recordings and presentations for your convenience.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.-- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Isotope Program and QSA Global Inc. announced a joint product development agreement to initiate domestic production of iridium-192 (Ir-192), a critical isotope for industrial gamma ray radiography.The U.S. has been dependent on supply from foreign countries for this critical radioisotope for the last 20 years since DOE exited the market. This…
Professor Melissa Deri from CUNY Lehman College and Dr. Vanessa Sanders of Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Department of Energy Isotope Program has awarded funding to Professor Melissa Deri from CUNY Lehman College and Dr. Vanessa Sanders of Brookhaven National Laboratory through the Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative. This award will enhance radiochemical facilities at Lehman College.  Advancing Lehman’s radiochemical research capacity…
Fall Stakeholder Meetings 2023
The Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) invites you to join us for virtual "one-on-one" stakeholder meetings on Oct. 19, Oct. 24 and Oct. 26, 2023.  These meetings offer an excellent opportunity for companies and institutions to discuss isotope supply and demand issues firsthand with the federal DOE IP Director and Program Managers and the National Isotope Development…
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The Department of Energy Isotope Program will host three medical isotope virtual seminars focused on the following emerging alpha and beta emitters: astatine-211, lead-203/212, and cerium-134.The purpose of the meetings is to facilitate free discussion and collaboration amongst users of specific isotopes and to encourage information exchange with their use in medicine.These webinar…
DOE Seal
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 93 early career scientists from across the country who will receive a combined $135 million in funding for research covering a wide range of topics, from artificial intelligence to astrophysics to fusion energy. The 2023 Early Career Research Program awardees represent 47 universities and 12 DOE National Laboratories across the…
DOE Seal
WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $37 million in funding for 52 projects to 44 institutions to build research capacity, infrastructure, and expertise at institutions historically underrepresented in DOE’s Office of Science portfolio, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs). Through the Funding for Accelerated,…