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Category Archives: Department of Nuclear Engineering


The University of Tennessee will establish a new program for non-nuclear engineers to obtain a minor in nuclear engineering through funding from Tennessee’s Nuclear Energy Fund.


Governor’s Chair Professor Brian Wirth has been selected as the new head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering. Wirth replaces Wes Hines, who is retiring from the university after 29 years.


UT’s Science Alliance announced three Tickle College of Engineering graduate students as recipients of 2023 GATE fellowships.


The nuclear engineering department at the University of Tennessee recently hosted the 2022 American Nuclear Society student conference.


University of Tennessee nuclear engineering doctoral student Clarice Phelps was named to People’s “23 Women Changing the World” list.


Nuclear engineering graduates Alicia Swift and Fan Zhang were recognized in the 2023 “Volunteer 40 Under 40” ceremony.


Wes Hines hosted the first panel in a new speaker series intended to increase the number of African American nuclear engineering graduates in the United States.


UT nuclear engineering student Christian Young was named winner of the department’s December student service award.