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 2017 NPRE FACT SHEET Overview. (last updated 10/13/2017)

GROWTH AND RECOGNITIONS

The NPRE Department has hired nine faculty members since 2012. There are two open positions. Faculty members and graduate students in NPRE have been honored by many ANS and other national and international awards, several of these over the last five years.
Partial List of Awards

  • 9 ANS/IEEE/APS/AVS Fellows
  • 3 ANS Landis Young Member Award (2 over the last 3 years)
  • 9 ANS Mark Mills Award
  • 3 ANS MJ Oestmann Award (over 3 years)
  • 3 ASEE Glenn Murphy Award
  • ANS Compton Award
  • ANS Outstanding Achievement Award (Fusion Energy Div, Mat Sci & Tech Div)
  • ANS Radiation Sci and Tech Award
  • ANS Seaborg Medal
  • ANS Young Member Excellence Award
  • Atomic Energy Society of Japan 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 2016

  • 143 Undergraduates - NPRE
  • 95 Graduate Students - NPRE
  • 27 Graduate Students - Master of Energy Systems

DEGREES GRANTED

August 2016-May 2017

  • 36 Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • 18 Master of Science Degrees
  • 14 Master of Engineering Degrees
  • 7 Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

STUDENT SUPPORT

Numbers represent students with multiple sources of support

  • 47 Undergraduate Scholarships
  • 58 Research Assistants
  • 15 Fellows
  • 20 Teaching Assistants

FACULTY

 

 



 

 

  • 14 FTE Faculty Members (6 Assistant; 2 Associate; 6 Full Professors)
  • 2 Positions Open
  • 2 Endowed Professorships
  • 1 Research Professor
  • 8 Affiliate Faculty
  • 12 Adjunct Faculty
  • 4 Emeritus Faculty

RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

  • $6.2 million in FY17 sponsored research expenditures (up 24 percent from FY 16)
  • $10 million, new awards since August 2016
  • $150,000 research-related gift expenditures

RESEARCH FACILITIES

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 and Environment
  • Plasma and Fusion Science
  • 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)