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iSEE Nuclear Energy Forum

Click the above icon to view the September 10, 2020 forum discussing the UIUC micro-reactor proposal.

Learn more about microreactors

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with partners across the country, is submitting a proposal to develop and install a microreactor for campus. 



Grainger College of Engineering Scholarship Application

Grainger Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office is accepting applications for available scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.

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

Please contact 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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NPRE has multiple positions open for postdoctoral research.

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Yang Zhang

Featured Faculty

Yang Zhang

Associate Professor

Professor Zhang heads the Zhang Laboratory, whose research focuses on the study of liquids and glassy materials using integrated neutron and synchrotron light experimental probes and atomistic modeling and simulation. The structure and dynamics of these systems are either inherently complex or driven far from equilibrium by extreme conditions: rapid change of temperature or pressure, intense irradiation, high mechanical load, and so on. Such studies shed light on a class of fundamental and technical problems involving phenomena emerging from self-organization, rare events, and symmetry breaking, and may lead to countless pivotal applications.