Two LENR Scholarship and Krell Institute U.S. Department of Energy Scholarship Recipients

  • Refreshing this thread for investigative research. What have the recipients of this LENR scholarship achieved and are they working in the field elswhere? Those interested can post new findings about these young scientists here for discussion.

  • George H. Miley-LENR Scholarship.

    NPRE - George H. Miley LENR Undergraduate Scholarship
    NPRE - George H. Miley LENR Undergraduate Scholarship

    Requirements and Description:

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    George H. Miley-LENR Scholarship.

    Professor George H. Miley established this scholarship in 2004. Throughout his career at Illinois, starting in 1961, Professor Miley gained recognition as a vigorous and prolific nuclear scientist, as well as an administrative leader. He pioneered research in nuclear pumped lasers, advanced fuel fusion, fission reactors and nuclear batteries, writing several books on the technologies and gaining worldwide honors along the way. He became the first director of Illinois' interdisciplinary fusion program, and also chaired the nuclear engineering department.

    Each year, NPRE chooses among the department's continuing students one or more highly motivated undergraduates as the winner/winners of the Miley/NPRE Scholarship.


    • 2018-19 - Andrew Kim, Michelle McCord, Andrew Page, Dario G. Panici
    • 2017-2018 - Dario G. Panici, Cody D. Moynihan
    • 2016-2017 - Jeremy J.H. Mettler
    • 2015-2016 - Steven A. Stemmley
    • 2014-2015 - Brandon T. Lee
    • 2013-2014 - Mikhail S. Finko, Jan P. Uhlig
    • 2012-2013 - Amanda M. Lietz, Matthew M. Szott
    • 2011-2012 - Leo E. Kirsch, Kathleen J. Weichman
    • 2010-2011 - Peter R. Fiflis, Leigh A. Kesler
    • 2009-2010 - Peter R. Fiflis
    • 2008-2009 - David A. Burns
    • 2007-2008 - David A. Burns, Jose E. Rivera
    • 2006-2007 - Jeffery N. Cardoni, Ian M. Percel
    • 2005-2006 - Ian M. Percel
    • 2004-2005 - Luke M. Gotszling
    • 2003-2004 - Wayne Lytle
  • The George H. Miley LENR Scholarship is unique and bridges the entry of CMNS into mainstream arts of science. Will these young scholarship recipients careers be ruined by participating in cold fusion research? No. I think not.

    From the most recent (2019) NPRE & ANS Honors Banquet.…nized-2019-honors-banquet


    Students’ outstanding efforts in academics, research, service and leadership were recognized during the 2019 NPRE & ANS Honors Banquet.

    Held in April in conjunction with the American Nuclear Society Illinois Student Chapter organization, the NPRE event recognizes students for earning honors from the Department, Grainger College of Engineering, campus, national organizations and corporate partners.

    The event is sponsored in part by the Edward E. Mineman Memorial Endowment Fund. NPRE alumnus Edward F. Mineman, BS 84, and his brother Blaine A. Mineman, AB 85, Political Science, MBA 87, established the fund to honor their father. The NPRE unrestricted fund, supported by many alumni and friends, also helps pay for this event that invites participation of all NPRE students.

    gbgoblenote - The George H. Miley LENR Scholarship contains this description (visionary) and a list of donors/contributors worth studying.


    NPRE Visionary Scholarships assist tremendously with recruiting and retaining NPRE’s best and brightest undergraduate students. These scholarships are designed to be transformational, and can make a tangible difference in a student’s ability to afford attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Exelon Corporation, a Chicago-based Fortune 100 utility company that works in every stage of the energy business – power generation, competitive energy sales, transmission and delivery – has been instrumental in establishing Engineering Visionary Scholarships within NPRE. Several individuals also have contributed to NPRE Visionary Scholarships.

    • David J. Atwater, Downers Grove, IL
    • Michael A. Chiasson, Long Grove, IL
    • Andrew E. Christensen, Buffalo Grove, IL
    • Erin R. Fanning, Naperville, IL
    • Connor A. Pigg, Mount Vernon, IL
    • Anthony R. Ruzzo, Naperville, IL
    • Matthew A. Weiss, Vernon Hills, IL


    Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, and is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators.


    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves Exelon Separation Plan

    Action marks latest step in plan to separate Exelon’s utility and competitive energy businesses

    NOVEMBER 17, 2021

    CHICAGO – Exelon Corp. (Nasdaq: EXC) announced today that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the company’s plan to separate into two companies, Exelon and Constellation, in the first quarter of 2022. Exelon will separate its transmission and distribution utility business (Exelon) and its retail energy and competitive power generation business (Constellation), which includes the nation’s largest fleet of nuclear power plants.