Dedicated to Research

The Department of Nuclear Engineering occupies 38,000 square feet in Burlington Engineering Laboratories, including the PULSTAR reactor and its associated labs and facilities. Through the Nuclear Reactor Program Center (NRP), the reactor is used for student instruction and research, reactor operator training for nuclear utilities, and as a service facility for other university and industrial organizations.

Excellence in teaching and research are regarded as the major responsibilities of the nuclear engineering faculty. Research groups are generally small, allowing ample opportunity for each graduate student to maintain close and informal association with the faculty. The research interests of the faculty cover a number of the areas of importance to the development of nuclear energy, including fission, fusion and radiation physics.

 

Upcoming Events

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NC State Engineering Career Fair

September 15 - September 16
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Major Focus Area

 

Reactor Systems Engineering

Faculty: Dmitriy Anistratov, Maria Avramova, Igor Bolotnov, Mihai A. Diaconeasa, Nam Dinh, Joseph DosterJason Hou, Kostadin Ivanov, Scott Palmtag, Xu Wu

Radiation Interactions and Detection

Faculty: Yousry Azmy, Ayman Hawari, Robert Hayes, John Mattingly, Ge Yang

Plasma Science and Engineering

Faculty: Alexander Bataller, Mohamed Bourham, John Gilligan, Steven Shannon, Katharina Stapelmann

Nuclear Fuel and Materials

Faculty: Benjamin Beeler, Jacob Eapen, Korukonda MurtyDjamel Kaoumi

 

Crosscutting/Application Areas

 

Modeling and Simulation

Faculty: Dmitriy Anistratov, Maria Avramova,Yousry Azmy, Igor Bolotnov, Mihai A. Diaconeasa, Nam Dinh, Joseph Doster, Ayman Hawari, Jason Hou, Kostadin Ivanov, Scott Palmtag, Xu Wu

Nuclear Waste Management

Faculty: Robert Hayes, Ge Yang

Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation

Faculty:  Yousry Azmy, Robert Hayes, John Mattingly, Ge Yang

Nuclear Reactor Program

Faculty: Maria Avramova, Nam Dinh, Ayman Hawari, Jason Hou, Kostadin Ivanov, Scott Palmtag

Health Physics

Faculty: Robert Hayes