April 16, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project (MMPP) has named experts in the nuclear sciences as members of its new Advisory Board to implement future initiatives for this historic, University of Michigan World War II memorial.
“The board reflects expertise across a range of disciplines within the nuclear arena,” said Ron Gilgenbach, Professor and Chair, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department in the College of Engineering (CoE) and Chair of the MMPP 2012–’13 Advisory Board. “I look forward to working with this team to reinvigorate the Phoenix Project by launching a new round of programs that fulfill its important mission.”
The U-M launched MMPP in 1948 to engage in research and activities that support the peaceful uses of atomic energy as a “living memorial” for the 579 members of the U-M who gave their lives in the war. With donor support, MMPP has funded studies on the applications of nuclear technology in such fields as medicine, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, archeology, engineering, and law. The Phoenix Project stands as a distinct entity within the University of Michigan Energy Institute.
In addition to Gilgenbach, the MMPP 2012–’13 Advisory Board includes:
Frederick Becchetti Jr., Professor, Physics Department, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA);
Yuni Dewaraja, Research Associate Professor, Radiology Department, Medical School;
Adam Matzger, Professor, Department of Chemistry, LSA, and Associate Director for Science and Technology, University of Michigan Energy Institute;
Gregory Moses, Professor, Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin College of Engineering
Sara Pozzi, Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department, College of Engineering (CoE);
Nicholas Steneck, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, LSA;
Gary Was, Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department, CoE.
Contact: Paul Gargaro, University of Michigan Energy Institute, 734-615-5678, email@example.com.