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.
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.
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.
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.