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Category Archives: Research


NE student Erika Moss helped program a reactor model, published in Annals of Nuclear Energy, that uses thorium and nuclear waste as fuel.


Dept. Head Wes Hines, Associate Professor Jamie Coble, and Assistant Professor Vlad Sobes receive support for their research from the US Department of Energy.


Recent publications earned nuclear engineering PhD students Neal Gaffin and Alexandre Solomon Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards.


Zinkle Faculty Fellow Livia Casali has been selected for a US Department of Energy Early Career Award for her work in advancing fusion technology.


In a major breakthrough, Assistant Professor Vladimir Sobes demonstrated a new formula to better predict the probability of fission.


Doctoral graduate Su-Ann Chong demonstrated a breakthrough in scientific achievement expected to speed up high-impact neutron science research.


Zinkle Fellow and Assistant Professor Livia Casali has published new findings in Nuclear Fusion about the first nitrogen and neon seeding study.


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.