Department Fact Sheet 2019-2020

EDUCATION

Degree

BS | MS | MNE | MNE online | PHD
Accelerated Bachelor-Master Program | Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Nonproliferation, Science & Policy | Minor in Health Physics | Minor in Nuclear Engineering
 

Enrollment

(Fall 2019)
Graduate: 132 | Undergraduate: 100
99 PhD, 11 MS, 4 MNE, 18 MNE online
 

Degrees Granted

(09/01/18 – 08/31/19)
18 PhD | 16 MS/MNE | 32 BS
 

Graduate Student Support

77 RA/TA
19 (inter)national fellowships (Fulbright, Rickover, CNEC, NEUP, INL, NRC, ANS | Provost, Dean, BD) | 6 government |
2 military | 1 company |11 self-funded
 

Faculty

22 Tenure/Tenure Track
7 Assistant | 7 Associate | 8 Full |
1 Teaching Associate | 3 Research |
4 Emeritus | 25 Adjuncts Professors |
1 Senior Research Scholar |
7 Postdoctoral Research Scholars
 

Faculty Recognition

2 Chairs (Progress & Duke Energy) |
2 Distinguished | 3 Alumni Distinguished | 1 National Academy of Engineering | 7 Societal Fellows | 2 ORNL & 4 INL Joint Faculty Appointments
 

Focus Areas

Reactor Systems Engineering
Radiation Interactions & Detection
Plasma Science & Engineering
Nuclear Fuel & Materials

 

Crosscutting/Application Areas

Nuclear Reactor Program
Nuclear Security & Nonproliferation
Nuclear Waste Management
Modeling & Simulation
Health Physics


NEWS

  • 5 new tenure-track faculty hires in 2019
  • Partner in US DOE-funded Center for Low Temperature Plasma Interactions with Complex Interfaces
  • Constructing: Fission Gas Loop, Hot Cell Facility, Ultra-Cold Neutron Source
  • Developing: Minor in Plasma Science & Engineering, Graduate Certificates in Health Physics and Nuclear Reactor Engineering,Graduate Concentrations in Plasma Science & Engineering and Nuclear Materials
  • 70th anniversary of Nuclear Engineering program in Fall 2020
  • Organizing: 2020 ANS Student Conference | 2020 IWCPT | 2020 INGSM | ANS M&C 2021 | 2021 TRTR |2021 Sherwood Theory Fusion Conference | IWM 2021
  • 2-minute & 5-minute spotlight videos, “Why NC State Nuclear Engineering”

 

FUNDING

$59.9 m Proposals | $14.1 m Awards | $17.4 m Expenditures

 

CENTERS, CONSORTIA & FACILITIES

INL National University Consortium | UNC System Nuclear Reactor Program Center with PULSTAR Reactor w/ Neutron Imaging Facility, Ultra Cold Neutron Source, Neutron Powder Diffractometer, Intense Slow Positron Beam, Neutron Activation |
US DOE Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL) | VERA Users’ Group | US DOE NNSA Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) | NC State Consortium for Nuclear Power (CNP) | US DOE Center for Low Temperature Plasma Interactions with Complex Interfaces | NC State Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities & Structures | International CTF User’s Group | Several High Performance Computer Clusters

 

GROUPS & LABORATORIES

Nuclear Power Plant Simulation Laboratory | Radiation Detection Laboratory | Atmospheric Plasma Applications and Corrosion Evaluation Lab for Waste Packages | 4th State Application Research Group (4-STAR) | Nuclear Materials Lab | Radiant-Computational Materials Lab | Reactor Dynamics and Fuel Modeling Group (RDFMG) | Retrospective Dosimetry and Nuclear Assay (RDNA) | Multi-Phase Research Group (MPRG) | Radiation Detection Applications in Nuclear Security (RADIANS) | Plasma for Life Sciences (PLS) | Radiation Detector Materials and Devices Group