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Remembering Roy Axford

Professor Axford was a beacon of knowledge for students and faculty in NPRE for over 50 years. We are grateful to all he gave and the mark he left on so many.

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Read Prof. Axford's obituary

Make a Gift to support the Roy A. Axford Endowment Fund

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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Looking for a Postdoc opportunity?

NPRE has multiple positions open for postdoctoral research.

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

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Brent J. Heuser

Featured Faculty

Brent J. Heuser

Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

Professor Heuser has research interests that include numerical simulation of neutron transport and neutron scattering techniques. He currently heads the Heuser Research Group that oversees research projects concerned with hydrogen in metals, nuclear fuel matrices, neutron scattering, and neutron monochromator.