Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
Sustainable energy solutions, nuclear security and nonproliferation, plasmas for water treatment, the country’s most powerful laser, and more.
The Nuclear Leaders
NERS is consistently ranked as the top Nuclear Engineering grad program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Undergraduate to Faculty Ratio
Most of our undergrads are actively involved in research and have co-authored papers in scientific journals.
Research opportunities abound for our undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.
NERS researchers Professor Brendan Kochunas and Dr. Yuxuan Liu have created a free online learning resource for those wanting to learn how to do engineering analysis for a nuclear reactor fuel element with ANSYS.
The work of Akash Shah and Brendan Sporer will support pulsed-power-driven fusion research, fusion-enabling technologies, and fundamental science pursuits.
NERS Master’s student O Hwang Kwon’s research relating to the feasibility of a new conceptual molten salt reactor is aimed at improving safety and efficiency.
NERS Ph.D. student Ricardo Lopez’s research using the dual-particle imaging system developed at U-M to help in localizing the source of emission of majority of radioactive materials.
The Charles and Elizabeth Schrock Faculty Development Professorship is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.