NERS faculty and student research spans the four pillars of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, and these programs impact socially relevant fields.
NERS research advances sustainable energy, security and defense, health and environment and enables scientific discovery.
Understanding the way that atomic nuclei split and how radiation moves through materials is crucial to nuclear power and nuclear nonproliferation.
Radioactive materials and the response of materials to radiation are important to nuclear power, space technology and fundamental science.
Radiation measurements are important for medical imaging, archaeology, astrophysics and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
Plasmas have the potential to purify water, propel spacecraft across the solar system and beyond, heal wounds, ignite nuclear fusion and more.
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences