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Category Archives: Research


Associate Professor Eric Lukosi is using scintillators to conduct experiments related to potassium to help prove the existence of dark matter.


Research Assistant Professor Ondrej Chvala and doctoral student Alex Wheeler published their research on adding spent nuclear fuel to fuel salt in a molten salt reactor.


Junior Austin Zachary is the first nuclear engineering recipient of the Department Research Assistants Program sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.


Associate Professor Nick Brown spoke to Engineering about advancements in an accident-tolerant fuel called TRISO.


Doctoral student Nicholas Dunkle recently received the JD Williams Student Paper Award at the Joint Annual Meeting of the INMM/ESARDA.


NE Associate Professor Nicholas Brown’s research group published findings that contribute to the understanding the impacts of critical heat flux (CHF) events.


Cordell Delzer, who earned his doctorate from UT in nuclear engineering and his masters in materials science, gained recognition for his doctoral thesis.


Associate Professor Nick Brown and Professor Ivan Maldonado were awarded a grant for research aimed at supporting optimization and design of fusion engineering.


Professor Jason Hayward and Assistant Research Professor Xianfei Wen lead a $2.5M study to develop advanced methods to detect contraband that contains special nuclear materials.


Associate Professor Nicholas Brown published a review of past engineering demonstration reactors, which could be important for future advanced reactors, in Energy.