11 and business case for a modernized commercial nuclear power plant control room. The design was implemented and tested in INL’s Human System Simulation Laboratory, with an accompanying human factors engineering review. Nuclear Science User Facilities awards In June, DOE’s Nuclear Science User Facilities based at INL announced 14 awards through the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement. The winning teams will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. All 14 projects will be supported with more than $10 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through the NSUF. Testing a full-sized fuel element INL and the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) are working together to qualify the fuel for South Korea’s new Ki-Jang Research Reactor (KJRR). A full-sized KJRR fuel element has completed irradiation in ATR and is being transferred to MFC to begin post- irradiation examination. Safe irradiation of a full-size element introduced many challenges that were successfully addressed; that success will open doors for new and innovative irradiation opportunities in the future. Who’s leading the NSUF award teams? FIVE UNIVERSITIES 5 INDUSTRY PARTNERS FOUR NATIONAL LABORATORIES $2.3 MILLION SIX PROJECTS WILL BE SUPPORTED BY DOE RESEARCH FUNDS The Human System Simulation Laboratory, which allows safe testing of new instrumentation and control technologies, was featured on the cover of Nuclear News in June 2017.