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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Accident tolerant fuel: Ensuring safe, sustainable and reliable nuclear power plants

NPRE Professor Brent Heuser discusses the development of accident tolerant nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

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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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Grainger College of Engineering Scholarship Application

Grainger Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office is accepting applications for available scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year.

See the Scholarships for Continuing Students website for more information and the link to the application. 

The next application period runs mid-February thru early March of 2022.

Please contact engr-scholarship@illinois.edu for more information.

Engineering undergraduates with at least one semester of grades received in engineering at the University of Illinois.  Students should not be graduating in May or summer. Scholarships are for the next academic year (Fall 20-Spring 21).

Scholarships for engineering undergraduate students are merit-based but looking for well-rounded students, both academically and professionally.


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Looking for a Postdoc opportunity?

NPRE has multiple positions open for postdoctoral research.

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Energize Your Future Faculty Career, Here.

Join our top-ranked department. NPRE is currently hiring for an open-rank faculty position.

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Ling-Jian Meng

Featured Faculty

Ling-Jian Meng


The Radiation Detection and Imaging Group under Professor Meng takes a systematic approach to develop advanced radiological imaging techniques that help to tackle some of the most challenging diseases that we are facing today, such as diabetes, brain cancer, cardiac diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. The group develops and applys ultrahigh performance gamma ray imaging sensors for demanding SPECT and PET applications as well as studys advanced image formation techniques to improve the tradeoffs between spatial resolution and sensitivity.