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Department of Nuclear Engineering

NC State belltower in red light with timelapse traffic headlights in foreground.

Dec 16, 2022

Yang elevated to IEEE senior member

Dr. Ge Yang, associate professor of nuclear engineering at NC State University, attained senior membership within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Senior Member is the highest professional grade of IEEE for which application may be made. 

Summer camp students participate in competition.

Dec 1, 2022

Summer on campus

At 9 a.m. on a July Wednesday, more than 70 middle school students filed into a classroom, waiting to be assigned the real-world problem they’d be solving that day. Clustered together, campers tackled complex problems like how to construct a moving boat or how to stop a viral outbreak. Using cardboard, aluminum foil, balloons and more, these campers were trying to solve some of the fundamental challenges in engineering. 

Left to right: Lane Carasik, Hash Hashemian, Lisa Marshall (absent: Kalin Kiesling)

Nov 28, 2022

Marshall receives the 2022 Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award

Lisa M. Marshall was awarded the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award at a ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Logo used for Nuclear Science Week: blue, green and red hexagons with letters NSW in each.

Oct 17, 2022

Nuclear Science Week at NC State University

Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an international celebration that focuses on contributions of nuclear science and technology – Think Clean, Think Solutions, Think Nuclear.  

PULSTAR reactor

Oct 7, 2022

PULSTAR reactor receives DOE infrastructure award

Under the leadership of Dr. Ayman Hawari, Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of the Nuclear Reactor Program, the NC State PULSTAR reactor received an infrastructure award. This award, provided through the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), will facilitate an upgrade and enhancement to safety, operations, and utilization infrastructure. 

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.