Archive for Nuclear

Dr. Sunil Chirayath, director of the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) and research assistant professor with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded an honorary professorship with Amity University in Noida, India. “We have done five wor…


The Texas A&M chapter of the Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) recently elected Nasan Tsengeg, an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, as its president for 2017-18. The SEC holds massive events throughout the year and hosts t…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet.


Two professors from the Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University were honored as “inspirational and transformational” mentors during the inaugural Center for Teaching Excellence Aggies Celebrate Teaching! – Recognizing Transformational Learning reception in May.


Dr. Yassin A. Hassan, department head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Sallie & Don Davis '61 Professor in Nuclear Engineering, has been awarded the 2017 James N. Landis Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his…


Advanced reactor technologies have generated interest for their potential to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency and cut down on nuclear waste. Researchers with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University have provided new insights into the workings of an ad…


Students and faculty in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University presented a preliminary risk assessment to Fatma Yimaz, supervisor for probabilistic risk assessment at the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STP). Their assessment determined the level of risk the…


With a professional career spanning more than 35 years, Matt Sunseri ’81, the president and CEO of Zeus Enterprises LLC., has had his fair share of experience in the nuclear engineering industry. Sunseri graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering, and h…


A research team at Texas A&M University has uncovered a physical mechanism that may help answer one of the major questions concerning the origin of life, “How did the building blocks form?”   The research team is led by Dr. Victor Ugaz, professor and holder of the Charles D. Holland ’53 Profe…


At the most recent Aggies Invent, students solved the problems of the future, focusing on infrastructure and architecture. Students were challenged to incorporate the latest technology, 3-D printing, drones and robotics as they competed to create the most innovative and compelling solution for build…


Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program was again ranked 11th overall nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2018.” The college also ranked seventh among public institutions. Individual programs ranked were: aerospace engineering, 7 (4 pu…


Researchers with the Fuel Cycles and Materials Laboratory within the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University are working to make big impacts on energy efficiency with small materials level changes. The group is creating porous fuel pellets for use in reactors, as opposed to the…


Undergraduate student researcher Cailin O’Connell placed first in the 2017 Society of Women Engineers Region C Conference for her project on studying the connection of trace elements of zinc and their ability to be used as treatment indicator for treating cancer to ensure accurate radiation dosages.…


Students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University attended a daylong tour of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant on Feb. 21, a look inside the working end of the nuclear industry that few have the privilege to view. The tour, which is part of the students’ senior nucl…


Dr. Jim E. Morel, director of the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS) and professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as a recipient of the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award. The award recognizes key contributions within the field of computati…