NPRE Overview

216 Talbot Laboratory
104 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801-2983
nuclear@illinois.edu

Head, Professor Rizwan Uddin
217-333-2295
rizwan@illinois.edu

Download a .pdf version of the 2018 NPRE FACT SHEET Overview. (last updated 10/13/2017)

GROWTH AND RECOGNITIONS

The NPRE Department has doubled its faculty since 2011. Two tenure-track positions are open positions.

2018 National Honors/Awards
  • ANS Fellow
  • ANS Mark Mills Award
  • ANS Arthur Holly Compton Award
  • ANS Landis Public Comm and Ed Award
  • ANS FED Tech Achievement Award
  • ANS Radiation Sci and Tech Award
  • SPIE Senior Member

Previous Years Awards, Honors

  • 9 ANS/IEEE/APS/AVS Fellows
  • 9 ANS Mark Mills Award
  • 3 ANS Landis Young Member Award
  • 3 ANS MJ Oestmann Award (2015-2017)
  • 3 ASEE Glenn Murphy Award
  • ANS Arthur Holly Compton Award
  • ANS Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • (FED, Mat Sci & Tech Div)
  • ANS Radiation Sci and Tech Award
  • ANS Seaborg Medal
  • ANS Young Member Excellence Award
  • AESJ Shorei-Sho Award
  • DOE Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Award

DEGREES OFFERED

  • BS, MS and PhD in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
  • Three degree paths: 1) Plasma and Fusion; 2) Power, Safety and the Environment; 3) Radiological, Medical and Instrument Applications

ENROLLMENTS FALL 2018

  • 123 Undergraduates - NPRE
  • 95 Graduate Students - NPRE
  • 30 Graduate Students - Master of Energy Systems

DEGREES GRANTED

August 2017-May 2018

  • 37 Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • 16 Master of Science Degrees
  • 15 Master of Engineering Degrees
  • 16 Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

GRADUATE STUDENT SUPPORT

  • 55 Research Assistants
  • 7 Teaching Assistants
  • 5 Graduate Assistants
  • 11 Combined RA/TA/GA
  • 4 DOE Fellowships
  • 2 NSF Fellowships
  • 2 NRC Fellowships
  • 8 Internal College/Department Fellowships
  • 1 International Fellowship

FACULTY

  • 15 FTE Faculty Members (6 Assistant; 3 Associate; 6 Full Professors)
  • 2 Open Tenure-track Positions
  • 2 Endowed Professorships
  • 1 Research Professor
  • 7 Affiliate Faculty
  • 14 Adjunct Faculty
  • 4 Emeritus Faculty

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH AND ENDOWMENT

  • $7M in FY18 sponsored research expenditures (up 13 percent from FY 17)
  • $10.7 million, new awards since August 2017
  • $800K, new undergraduate scholarships (3x growth in one year)
  • $300K, new endowed fellowship

RESEARCH CENTERS AND LABORATORIES, INITIATIVES

North American Technical Center (NATC), Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE)
(The other three such centers are in Vienna, Tokyo and Paris.)
• Industry-sponsored research for plasma-radiation-material interactions, and nuclear power

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH AREAS

Three paths for undergraduate concentration:

  • Nuclear Power, Safety, Environment, and Reliability/Risk
  • Plasma and Fusion Science and Engineering
  • Radiological, Medical and Instrument Applications

Graduate research is broadly classified in five areas:

  • Nuclear Power (reactor physics, thermalhydraulics, fuel cycle, radiation transport, I&C)
  • Plasma and Fusion (modeling, plasma-material interactions)
  • Radiological Sciences (detectors, imaging, health physics, medical applications)
  • Material Science (nuclear fuels, structural materials)
  • Risk and Policy (PRA, safety, energy, arms controls, disarmament, security)