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Contact: Cherilyn Davis

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

Michigan Engineering

(734) 615-7139

1906 Cooley

Degrees offered

  • Nuclear Science | MS, PhD
  • Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences | BSE, MSE, PhD

Degrees granted, academic year 2015-2016

  • 38 BSE (includes 10 Engineering Physics),
  • 30 MS/MSE (18 continuing PhD program)
  • 25 PhD degrees

Fall 2016 enrollments

  • 127 graduate students (95 PhD students and 32 MS students)
  • 101 undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors and seniors)
    (includes 31 Engineering Physics undergraduate students)

Graduate student support

  • 74 graduate student research assistants
  • 17 DOE fellowships
  • 11 internal fellowships
  • 6 graduate student instructors
  • 5 NSF fellowships
  • 24 other fellowships (GEM, NRC, NPSC, NANT, SMART, ANS, CVT)

Faculty

  • 27 tenured and tenure track faculty
     2 assistant, 3 associate, 22 full professors, 2 joint appointments
  • 12 new faculty hired since September 2006, 2 searches underway
  • 1 Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 11 research scientists (1 full, 7 assistants, 3 associates)
  • 5 emeritus faculty, 11 adjunct faculty, 15 Post Doc Fellows
  • 2 National Academy of Engineering Members
  • 2 Young Investigator Awards (NSF & AFOSR)
  • 2 E.O. Lawrence Award Winners
  • 4 ANS Holly Compton Awardees
  • 1 Vannevar Bush Award
  • 1 National Medal of Technology

Instructional and research areas

  • Fission systems, radiation transport, thermal hydraulics multiphase flow
  • Plasma physics and fusion
  • Materials
  • Measurements, nuclear nonproliferation

Research funding

  • $22M research expenditures, fiscal year 2016
  • $12.4M Nuclear Engineering Laboratory under construction

Research facilities

  • Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Laboratory
  • Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow Lab (ECMF)
  • High Field Science Laboratories (CUOS)
  • High Temperature Corrosion Laboratory (HTCL)
  • Irradiated Materials Testing Complex (IMTL)
  • Materials Preparation Laboratory
  • MCASL Center
  • Metastable Materials Laboratory
  • Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory
  • Neutron Science Laboratory
  • Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Microwave Laboratory
  • Plasma Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Position- Sensing Semiconductor Radiation Detector Lab
  • Radiation Detection Laboratory Radiation Effects and Nanomaterials Laboratory
  • Radiation Imaging Laboratory
  • Radiological Health Engineering Laboratory

Facts & Figures PDF Version

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Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Microwave Laboratory

David Chalenski, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, and students perform scheduled maintenance on their 1 million Ampere Linear Transformer Driver Research experiment located in the NAME building on May 8, 2012.

1 mega-ampere linear transformer driver (1st in US)

Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors

Bill Martin, a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, who leads the U-M contingent of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), meets virtually with his colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, and elsewhere to discuss the progress of the project.

State-of-the-art video conference rooms keep U-M connected to collaborating institutions while developing a virtual nuclear power reactor.

Brief History

  • 1952: graduate program in nuclear engineering created
  • 1958: Department of Nuclear Engineering established
  • 1965: undergraduate program created
  • 1995: name changed to Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences