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Virtual Visit

Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan is ranked #1 in the nation and continues to build the leaders who will drive the world’s energy future.

We are the department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan, the Nuclear Leaders and Best. We continually aim to be the global academic leader in the innovation and evolution of nuclear engineering, uses of radiation, and plasma science. We have expertise broadly in clean, affordable, and reliable nuclear power, nuclear security and defense, environment and health, and scientific discovery.

Todd Allen, Glenn F. and Gladys H. Knoll Department Chair

Lab Tours

NERS is home to eighteen laboratories, and several of our major facilities are on par with those you might find at a national lab. Take a tour of a few of our labs below or see our complete Labs and Facilities list.

Thermal Hydraulics Laboratory

NERS Prof. Xiaodong Sun gives a tour of the Thermal Hydraulics Laboratory (THL)—which has facilities in the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, the Climate and Space Research Building, and the Auxiliary Services Building.

Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Laboratory

NERS graduate students Noora Ba Sunbul, Abbas Johar Jinia, Ricardo Lopez Limus, and Leah Clark give a tour of the Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Laboratory (DNNL)—aka—the “Pozzi Lab.”

Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Microwave Laboratory

Nick Jordan gives a tour of the Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Microwave Laboratory (PPML).

Nuclear Plant Simulation Laboratory

NERS Prof. Brendan Kochunas gives an overview of what it’s like for his graduate students and a tour of his offices including the Nuclear Plant Simulation Laboratory (NPSL).

High Field Science Lab

The High Field Science group at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS) is a world-leading group researching the science and applications of relativistic plasma.

Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory

The MIBL was created for the purpose of advancing our understanding of ion-solid interactions by providing unique and extensive facilities to support both research and development in the field. Researchers have available to them several instruments for conducting ion beam surface modification and ion beam surface analysis under a wide range of conditions.

Irradiated Material Testing Laboratory

The IMTL was established to provide a facility to conduct experimental research on neutron irradiated materials in aqueous environments. The IMTL consists of five refreshed autoclaves (Inconel & 316 Stainless Steel construction) that can be mounted in constant extension rate (CERT) or crack growth rate (CGR) configurations.

North Campus

The Dude, part of the ENIAC, a giant solvable Rubik’s cube and a piece of the moon—these are just a few stops along this college tour of North Campus and University of Michigan Engineering.

Central Campus

You may still live or have classes on central campus, especially if you take non-engineering courses. Here’s a brief intro into the bustling, lively heart of U-M’s Central Campus, featuring popular student hangouts and the famous tree-filled Diag.

Request More Info

Current U-M students can schedule an advising appointment to meet with Michelle Sonderman (undergraduate program) or Garnette Roberts (graduate program).

Non-U-M students can contact Khan Nguyen, our Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator, or follow the Info Request links.

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