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Research Facilities

Research Faculty and Facilities

Faculty numbers in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have more than doubled since 2011, and the number of NPRE graduate students have grown accordingly. Nuclear power research covers materials, reactor simulations, systems and safety, and probablistic risk analysis.

Plasma and fusion studies include semi conductor advancements, fusion energy, plasma modeling and simulations, and nanostructured biointerfaces for regenerative medicine. Research in radiological technologies examines detection and homeland security, and biomedical imaging.

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Facilities Resources

A dense plasma focus fusion-related device for high temperature plasma studies and an ultra-high vacuum laboratory for plasma-material interaction studies are available.

Laboratories are available for all areas of study in the nuclear, radiological, and plasma studies.

NPRE also has a direct link to the National Magnetic Fusion Computer Center in Livermore, California.

Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) and Materials Engineering-Mechanical Behavior Program provide a variety of facilities for studies of nuclear materials.

The Grainger Engineering is a leader in supercomputing research, and the campus is one of four National Centers for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

The Grainger Engineering has a wide array of microcomputers and workstations available for student research and use.