NC State Nuclear Engineering hosts a national university consortium (NUC) workshop

A NUC workshop on ‘Innovations in Advanced Reactor Design, Analysis & Licensing’ is underway this September 17-18, 2019 on Centennial Campus. The advanced reactor system is expected to be a game-changer for nuclear power and energy markets, and will the transition to a carbon-free future. This two-day workshop, hosted by NC State’s Nuclear Engineering, brings together researchers and stakeholders from the nuclear industry, universities, national laboratories, and government to discuss needs, challenges and emerging trends in innovations that enable acceleration of development, licensing, and commercialization of advanced reactor technologies. The presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions center on the integration of the following topics of interest:

  • Reactor and system designs
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Data analytics
  • Fuel design and manufacturing
  • Safety and licensing
  • Economics
  • Advanced fuel cycles
  • Operation and control
  • Education and training


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) established the National University Consortium (NUC) in 2005 with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University and University of New Mexico. Its mission includes:


  • create a laboratory component that stimulates technology discovery and time scales beyond the constraints of current DOE missions, while establishing strong partnerships with the university research community;
  • grow technology leadership reputation while building long-term capabilities, tools and techniques to advance nuclear technology; and,
  • establish links with NUC universities that will stimulate innovation and technical excellence, and a source of high-quality future employees.