Nuclear Engineering Department Advisory Council
The Nuclear Engineering Advisory Council (NEDAC) provides observations, advice, feedback and support to the Department Head and faculty of NC State’s Department of Nuclear Engineering. There are approximately 22 members, each with terms of 5 years and these appointments are staggered. Membership terms are subject to renewal by the Department Head upon consultation with faculty and consent of the target NEDAC member. The Council elects a Chair with concurrence by the Department Head.
The Council meets at least once a year, and member substitutions are not permitted. Subcommittees of NEDAC will be formed as needed and are charged with addressing overarching issues of nuclear engineering education and research – for example, space and facilities, national recognition, curriculum review, diversity efforts, lab/industry/university interaction, and fundraising.
The Department’s Strategic Plan is reviewed by the Council at least every other year and provides recommendations to the Department Head. Council members are encouraged to champion and facilitate senior design projects, internships for (under)graduate students, employment of departmental graduates, and support outreach and research activities.
Our current NEDAC members include,
Dr. Alan Icenhour
Chair of the Committee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations
Dr. Jess Gehin
Secretary of the Committee
Idaho National Laboratory
Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science & Technology
Dr. Jean Paul Allen
Professor and Department Head
Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University
Mr. Nick Irvin
Director of Research and Development; Strategy, Advanced Nuclear, and Crosscutting Technology
Dr. Ralph James
Savannah River National Laboratory
Associate Laboratory Director
Science and Technology