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 (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

Wed 29

RAVEN Workshop

March 29 - March 31

Research Thrust Areas

Fission Reactor Engineering

Faculty: Maria Avramova, Igor Bolotnov, Nam Dinh, Joseph Doster, John Gilligan, Ayman Hawari, Robert HayesJason Hou, Kostadin Ivanov, Paul Turinsky

Radiation Detection and Applications

Faculty: Robin Gardner, Ayman Hawari, Robert Hayes, John Mattingly, Korukonda Murty

Plasma Science and Engineering

Faculty: Mohamed Bourham, John Gilligan, Steven Shannon

Nuclear Materials

Faculty: Jacob Eapen, Korukonda Murty, Steven Shannon,  Mohamed Bourham, Djamel Kaoumi

Nuclear Computational Science

 Faculty: Dmitriy Anistratov, Maria Avramova, Yousry Azmy, Igor Bolotnov, Nam Dinh, Joseph Doster, Jacob EapenAyman Hawari, Robert Hayes, Jason Hou, Kostadin Ivanov, John Mattingly, Paul Turinsky