In addition to the more traditional areas in nuclear engineering, the research efforts in the department embrace a wide spectrum of plasma science, radiological science, materials science, reliability and risk, and other related applications. Topics also involve national and global energy and security issues, particularly concerning the development and implementation of nuclear energy sources. These areas reflect the creative interests and breadth of experience of faculty members of the department.
The diverse research being performed across NPRE reflects the creative interests and breadth of experience of its faculty members and of the department.
Within NPRE there are several groups including faculty, graduate and undergraduate students working together on significant energy and materials research projects.
NPRE students and faculty have access to quality and innovative devices and laboratories on campus and across the country.