Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
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Harness nuclear energy to diagnose, treat, and problem-solve.
Our research is at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions, nuclear security, and plasmas for water treatment. We aim to advance the benefits of nuclear, radiological, & plasma technology to improve society in the 21st Century.
- Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Engineering
- Consortium Director, Consortium for Verification Technology
- Consortium Director, Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification
Specialty: Development of new methods for nuclear materials identification and characterization for nuclear nonproliferation and homeland security applications; Monte Carlo code development; passive and active interrogation; inverse problems; neutron spectrum unfolding; imaging.
The low-energy nuclear reaction could see through heavy containers hiding materials that could be turned into nuclear weapons.
You may have predicted that we are responsible for the development and maintenance of nuclear reactors, but we’re also doing vastly different, incredible things: performing and maximizing the success of nuclear fusion to be a sustainable energy source; studying the effect of radiation on materials and on the human body to improve patient care and worker safety; using plasma to purify water; and protecting regular people like you and me from the threat of nuclear weapons.
- National Laboratories
- Nuclear Power Plants
- Medical Physics
- Water Treatment
- Environmental Studies
- Agricultural Research
Median salary (2020) $116,140
Michigan Engineering news
June 18, 2019
Ciara Sivels is the first African American woman to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan nuclear engineering and radiological sciences program, an accomplishment that drew attention from national media such as the Huffington Post and Blavity.