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Throughout its long history, the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s nuclear research program has had a commitment to educating the brightest students in the United States and abroad — a commitment which grows stronger now as we expand to encompass health physics, radiation engineering, research reactor beam port experiments, radioactive waste management and reactor and computational nuclear engineering.

In the future, the demand for nuclear and radiation engineers is expected to encompass new areas and technologies. Consequently, the graduate with a Nuclear and Radiation Engineering education can expect to have a wide choice of challenging and rewarding career opportunities. An education in Nuclear and Radiation Engineering prepares students to work on a variety of diverse problems at the frontiers of science and technology. These areas include nuclear power systems, space exploration, medical physics, nuclear forensics, and nuclear analytical methods.


Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program

Core Courses and Electives in Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Certificate Program

Research Facilities

Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory

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Area Faculty

Sheldon Landsberger

Mitchell Pryor