2017 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 213 Active Projects Awarded in 2015 Nuclear Energy University Project Grants Lead University Title Principle Investigator Northwestern University Electrically-AssistedTubing Processes for Enhancing Manufacturability of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Structural Materials for Nuclear Reactor Applications Jian Cao Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology Multilayer Composite Fuel Cladding for LWR Performance Enhancement and Severe AccidentTolerance Michael Short University of Wisconsin, Madison Radiation-Induced Swelling and Micro-Cracking in SiC Cladding for LWRs Izabela Szlufarska University of California, Berkeley Developing a Macro-Scale SiC-cladding Behavior Model Based on Localized Mechanical andThermal Property Evaluation on Pre- and Post-irradiation SiC-SiC Composites. Peter Hosemann Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology - IRP Development of AccidentTolerant Fuel Options for NearTerm Applications Jacopo Buongiorno University ofTennessee at Knoxville Radiation Effects on HighThermal Conductivity Fuels Steven Zinkle