Fact Sheet

216 Talbot Laboratory
104 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801-2983
nuclear@illinois.edu

Head, Professor James F. Stubbins
217-333-2295
jstubbin@illinois.edu

Download a .pdf version of the 2016-17 NPRE FACT SHEET(last updated 10/19/2016)

DEGREES OFFERED

  • BS, MS and PhD in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
  • Three degree paths: 1) Plasma and Fusion; 2) Power, Safety and the Environment; 3) Radiological, Medical and Instrument Applications

ENROLLMENTS FALL 2016

  • 142 Undergraduates - NPRE
  • 91 Graduate Students - NPRE
  • 24 Graduate Students - Master of Energy Systems

DEGREES GRANTED

August 2015-May 2016

  • 36 Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • 11 Master of Science Degrees
  • 8 Master of Engineering Degrees
  • 5 Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

GRADUATE STUDENT SUPPORT FALL 2016

Numbers represent students with multiple sources of support

  • 52 Research Assistants
  • 15 Fellows
  • 20 Teaching Assistants

FACULTY

  • 16 FTE Faculty Members (8 Assistants; 3 Associates; 5 Full Professors)
  • 2 Endowed Professorships
  • 1 Research Professor
  • 8 Affiliate Faculty
  • 13 Adjunct Faculty
  • 3 Emeritus Faculty

RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

  • $5 in FY16 Funded Research Expenditures
  • $200,000 gift expenditures (research related)

RESEARCH FACILITIES

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH AREAS

  • Production, transport and interactions of radiation with matter
  • Applications of nuclear processes
  • Nuclear fission for electric power production, operations and control
  • Reactor safety analysis
  • Probabilistic risk analysis
  • Plasma sciences, applied plasma physics, fusion
  • Plasma modeling, code development
  • Plasma/material interactions
  • Engineering design for global social impact
  • Radiation detection, advanced detector systems and analysis
  • Radiological science, health physics, and medical applications
  • Materials science, nuclear fuels and structural materials
  • Global energy, arms control, disarmament and security
  • Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics
  • Experimental two-phase flow and heat transfer
  • Resarch, development of small modular reactors
  • Reactor physics, kinetics, simulation
  • Space propulsion, power systems
  • Alternate energy systems, energy analysis
  • Advanced nanostructured biointerfaces for regenerative medicine