Media Coverages

Media Coverages

ACU NEXT Lab receives grant approval from Department of Energy

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has received a $120,000 budget renewal of the teams’ sponsored research award through Idaho National Laboratory . . . (June 22, 2020)

Two ACU students awarded prestigious scholarships from U.S. Department of Energy

Keaton Brewster, a senior physics/math major, and Reuben Howe, a junior engineering major, Texas, are both doing research with . . . (April 22, 2020)

Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer

Tom Bailey’s (’71) career as a professional mechanical engineer didn’t end when he retired in 2013 from Weatherford International, a Houston-based . . . (April 13, 2020)

Pamplin not only teaches chemistry, he’s putting his knowledge into practice in ACU’s NEXT Lab

In the fall of 2017, Dr. Kim Pamplin (’91) added another hat to the stack he already was wearing. . . (Jan 13, 2020)

NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

In May, Diego Zometa Paniagua (’19) was preparing to graduate from Abilene Christian University with a. . . (October 30, 2019)

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab. . . (October 2, 2019)

Salt at Heart of Nuclear Research for Team

Dr. Rusty Towell, professor of engineering and physics at Abilene Christian University (ACU), hopes to change the way nuclear power is understood by the public. . . (July 18, 2019)

Abilene Christian University science faculty gets salty over future of nuclear power

What's so dangerous about nuclear power? When you ask the question on the street, a number of different answers come up. But . . . (July 7, 2019)

NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and . . . (January 29, 2019)

Robison Excelsior Foundation pledges over $3 million in funding for ACU's NEXT Lab

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University’s NEXT Lab, or Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory, is working on new . . .(October 29, 2018)

Technology Selected for DOE’s Versatile Test Reactor Program

Battelle Energy Alliance—the management and operating contractor for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)—selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) PRISM technology to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). . .(November 11, 2018)

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy . . .(October 16, 2018)

Idaho National Laboratory awards $3.9 Million in support of proposed fast spectrum test reactor

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Idaho National Laboratory announced nearly $3.9 million in funding for 13 university-led projects to develop instrumentation and tools needed to monitor and . . .(October 5, 2018)

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner . . . (August 31, 2018)

DCOA approves $300,000 in R&D dollars for Abilene Christian nuclear energy project

The Development Corporation of Abilene authorized $300,000 in research and development dollars to a project at Abilene Christian University that potentially . . . (June 26, 2018)

NEXT Lab focuses research on solving global problems

A box of Morton’s salt sitting on a table and mention of a Crock-Pot makes visitors to ACU’s NEXT Lab wonder if they are in the right place . . . (Jan 25, 2018)

Rusty Towell: Innovative scholar, down-to-earth teacher

Remember the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” when meeting Rusty Towell (’90) for the first time. . . . (Jan 25, 2018)

ACU NEXT Lab

Detail video about Nuclear Energy eXperiment Testing Lab . . . (Nov 16, 2017)

ACU and The NEXT Lab

ACU is about to start researching something interesting . . . (Apr 25, 2016)

Physics and engineering team dedicated to exploring potential of molten salt reactors

The next big thing in global energy is ... salt? It seem unlikely. But it's true . . . (Apr 18, 2016)

Why making energy from dirt might save the world | Rusty Towell | TEDxACU

In his talk, Rusty discusses the availability of energy as the critical ingredient for raising the standard of living around the world, providing a crash course . . . (May 11, 2015)

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