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Department of Nuclear Engineering

Katharina Stapelmann

Oct 6, 2022

Nuclear engineer brings the fourth state of matter to farmers

Plasma research for life science applications is a relatively nascent field, with its primary applications concentrated in the medical industry. Stapelmann herself focuses on plasma-assisted wound healing and plasma oncology. 

Fourteen individual photos of undergraduate and graduate students, all 2022-23 ANS scholarship recipients.

Aug 25, 2022

Nuclear Engineering students awarded fourteen American Nuclear Society scholarships

Congratulations to our fourteen NC State Nuclear Engineering students, recipients of the 2022-23 American Nuclear Society (ANS) scholarships. Since 1979, over $5 million in scholarships have been distributed by the Society to students in pursuit of nuclear science and engineering. 

NC State Bell Tower in the fall

Aug 22, 2022

Nuclear Engineering students awarded DOE scholarships

As we enter the fall 2022 semester, congratulations are in order to five NC State Nuclear Engineering undergraduate students. They are the recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP) scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, in support of nuclear science and engineering educational pursuits. 

The State College smokestack with the Burlington Labs nuclear reactor.

Jul 22, 2022

Bryars and Higgins selected as UNLP Fellows

Davis Bryars and Noah Higgins were chosen to be U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP) Fellows. Awarded to students pursuing degrees in nuclear energy and engineering, this three-year fellowship not only provides $52,000 each year to support graduate studies and research but also includes $5,000 to fund an internship at a DOE National Laboratory or other approved research facility. 

Nightime aerial view of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Upper right of image has a nuclear reactor symbol superimposed.

Jul 12, 2022

Nuclear engineering students attend International Conference on Physics of Reactors

Academic conferences are an essential part of the lives of any industry professional, from interacting with peers to learning about the newest technologies and emerging research. And for undergraduate students such as Alina Jugan, a junior nuclear engineering major, and Pavel Simeonov, a sophomore nuclear engineering major, it was a way to get a better glimpse into the world of nuclear engineering. 

Dr. Katharina Stapelmann holding award certificate.

Jul 8, 2022

Stapelmann receives Early Career Award for Plasma Medicine

ECAPM recognizes outstanding work and significant contribution to the advancement in the field of plasma medicine by early-career researchers. It is typically awarded to an individual every two years during the international conference. The International Society for Plasma Medicine, founded in 2009, promotes scientific activities, including meetings, presentations, as well as educational and training activities. 

Nuclear engineering department head Kostadin Ivanov, right, presents J. Michael Doster with plaque commerating his years with NC State University.

Jun 24, 2022

NE honors retiring professor J. Michael Doster

The Department of Nuclear Engineering celebrated Professor J. Michael Doster’s retirement on April 27 with an event at The Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center. Colleagues, both current and former, along with alumni and members of our advisory board joined the festivities. Stories were shared about the career of Professor Doster that brought lots of laughter and a few tears. 

nuclear engineering

Jun 20, 2022

Gilligan, Marshall honored by American Nuclear Society

John Gilligan, Distinguished University Professor of Nuclear Engineering and the College of Engineering’s executive associate dean, was named an ANS Fellow. Lisa Marshall, director of the Outreach, Retention and Engagement Program and lecturer and advisor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, was honored by ANS with a presidential citation. 

Ayman Hawari (left), distinguished professor of nuclear engineering and director of the NRP, and researcher

Jun 16, 2022

Hawari appointed to Nuclear Data Subcommittee of the National Science Advisory Committee

Dr. Ayman Hawari, Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of the Nuclear Reactor Program, has been appointed to the Nuclear Data (ND) Subcommittee of the National Science Advisory Committee (NSAC). This subcommittee is charged with providing official advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on the national program for basic nuclear science research. 

The State College smokestack with the Burlington Labs nuclear reactor.

Jun 13, 2022

NE alumnus wins Early Career Award

Dr. Boopathy Kombaiah, staff scientist, in the Characterization and Advanced Post-Irradiation Examination Group at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is the 2022 recipient of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Award.