Our research explores and advances ideas and concepts in eight different research areas working with several university centers including the Institute for Nuclear Security, the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, the Reliability and Maintainability Center, the Scintillation Materials Research Center, and local collaborators such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read more about our areas of research below.
Nuclear Instrumentation & Control, Reliability, and Safety
Research in nuclear instrumentation and control (I&C), reliability, and safety explores design of advanced nuclear systems and operating paradigms for current and future nuclear power facilities both terrestrial and in space.
Nuclear Fusion Technology
Nuclear Fusion Technology research is focused on enabling the development of fusion energy as an economic and environmentally attractive large-scale long-term energy source without any greenhouse gas emissions.
Radiation Detection and Measurement
Radiation detection and measurement is a cross-cutting area that impacts many fundamental and applied areas of science and engineering.
Radiological Science and Health Physics
Radiological Science and Health Physics refers to utilization of beneficial uses of radiation and the protection of humans and their environment from its harmful effects.