New Faces of NPRE

NPRE has hired five new faculty this year, with four of them starting this semester. With varying research interests and backgrounds, these additions will help bring the department into the future and raise NPRE to new heights.

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Ruzic and IPI featured in Limitless

NPRE professor David Ruzic and his Illinois Plasma Institute have been featured in the Fall 2023 issue of Limitless, the Grainger College of Engineering's biannual magazine. In the article, Ruzic talks about IPI's mission to "rethink existing pathways to commercialization of new technologies developed in academic research settings.”

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Nuclear-Powered UIUC

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, working with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, is working on a project that would bring a microreactor to campus. 

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Illinois Plasma Institute leads new era of translational research

Combining the best of both worlds, IPI provides a space where forward-thinking industrial partners are able to pair their own research and development staff with academic researchers closer to the underlying science behind a new technology.

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David N. Ruzic

Featured Faculty

David N. Ruzic

Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering

Professor Ruzic currently heads the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions (CPMI) whose primary objective is to study plasma-material interactions relevant to fusion, semiconductors, and plasma manufacturing through a combination of computational and experimental means. His research interests also include atomic properties of potential first-wall materials and modeling of edge-plasma atomic physics.