Department Fact Sheet 2018-2019


News

    • Minor in Health Physics established in Fall 2018
    • NC State’s PULSTAR Reactor is the most utilized research reactor in the US ¨ INL Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) partner
    • (Inter)national leadership in 2 US DOE-sponsored research consortia & several high visibility OECD-NEA & IAEA research programs
    • NC State’s Master of Nuclear Engineering ranked #1 Best College Reviews
      “… The curriculum includes courses such as Radiation and Reactor Fundamentals, Radiation Safety and Shielding, Nuclear Fuel Cycles, and Nuclear Materials. A master’s supervised research project is also required and is conducted under faculty mentorship.NC State’s nuclear reactor program is the first of its kind in the nation, solidifying this program’s place as the best of the best nuclear engineering masters programs online.”
    • Two- & five-minute spotlight videos on “Why NC State Nuclear Engineering?”, visit @NCStateNuclear YouTube Channel

Degrees Offered


Degrees Offered

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Minor in Health Physics
  • Minor in Nuclear Engineering

Graduate Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Non- Proliferation Science & Policy

Graduate

  • Accelerated Bachelor-Master Program (ABM)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Nuclear Engineering (MNE includes distance education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Research Foci and Funding

Areas

  • Nuclear Power Design & Safety Analysis
  • Nuclear Safety & Non-Proliferation
  • Plasma Science & Engineering
  • Nuclear Materials, Waste Forms & Storage
  • Nuclear Computational Science
  • Radiation Science & Engineering

Funding

Funding (in million$):

  • $21.68 Grant Proposals
  • $11.36 Grant Awards
  • $18.05 Grant Expenditures

By the Numbers

Faculty

  • 19 tenured/tenure track
  • 2 assistant
  • 8 associate
  • 9 full
  • 3 research
  • 3 emeritus
  • 19 adjunct
  • 2 new for AY 2018-19
  • 2 Chairs (Progress & Duke Energy)
  • 2 Distinguished
  • 3 Alumni Distinguished Professors
  • 23 Post-Doctoral Research Scholars
  • 1 National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • 7 Societal Fellows
  • 4 ORNL Joint Faculty Appointments
  • 1 INL (NEUP) Joint Faculty Appointments

Graduation Numbers

Summer 2017 – Spring 2018

Total: 48

  • 10 PhD
  • 8MS/MNE
  • 30 BS

Enrollment Numbers

Fall 2018

Total: 242

  • 100 PhD
  • 31 MS/MNE
  • 111 BS

Graduate Support

Fall 2018

Total: 131

  • 19 (inter)national fellowships (Fulbright, Rickover, CNEC, NEUP, NRC, NSF, NNSA)
  • 5 company, army & home country
  • 58 research assistantships
  • 23 research-teaching assistantships
  • 3 provost/dean fellowships
  • 4 on-campus self-funded
  • 19 distance education (self/company funded)

Research Units

Centers and Consortium

  • Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL):Chief Scientist: Palmtag; Education Program Director: Doster
  • Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC): Director: Azmy; PI & Chief Scientist: Mattingly; Educational Outreach Director: Marshall
  • Nuclear Reactor Program Center (NRP): Director: Hawari
  • Consortium for Nuclear Power (CNP): Director: Avramova
  • Consortium for Engineering Applications of Radioisotopes (CEAR): Director: Gardner
  • Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures (CNEFS): Director: Dinh, Gupta
  • National University Consortium (NUC): Director: Azmy

Research Groups and Laboratories

  • 4th State Application Research Group (4-STAR): Shannon
  • Atmospheric Plasma Applications Lab; Hypervelocity Launch Lab; Corrosion Evaluation Lab for Waste Packages: Bourham
  • MultiPhase Research Group (MPRG): Bolotnov
  • Nuclear Materials Group (NMG): Kaoumi
  • Nuclear Material Lab: Murty
  • Nuclear Power Plant Simulation Laboratory: Doster
  • Radiation Detection Applications in Nuclear Security (RADIANS): Mattingly
  • Reactor Dynamics and Fuel Modelling Group (RDFMG): Avramova, Hou
  • Retrospective Dosimetry and Nuclear Assay (RDNA): Hayes
  • Radiation Detector Materials and Device Group: Yang
  • Plasma for Life Sciences (PLS): Stapelmann