No. 6

overall ranking among graduate nuclear engineering programs in the nation
U.S. News & World Report, 2024 Rankings

New Faces of NPRE

NPRE has hired five new faculty this year. 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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Liebenberg leads sustainability competition

NPRE professor Leon Liebenberg is the co-founder and organizer of the Reimagine Our Future sustainability competition, which recently brought students, faculty, and staff in Illinois and around the world to the UIUC campus. The event aims to inspire and empower students by challenging them to ideate solutions for a more sustainable world.    

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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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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 highly-ranked department. NPRE is currently hiring for multiple open-rank faculty positions.

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Kathryn D. Huff

Featured Faculty

Kathryn D. Huff

Associate Professor

Professor Huff's research focuses on advanced reactor designs, nuclear fuel cycles, nuclear power, multi-physics modeling and simulation, and scientific computing.