Archive for Nuclear

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…


Nuclear waste is a reality, whether remnants of nuclear weapons or the byproducts of nuclear power plants. While we aren’t at risk of an attack from a giant radioactive lizard, nuclear waste can still pose threats to human health. Dr. Zachary Grasley, an associate professor in the Zachry Departme…


The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Chapter at Texas A&M University organized and attended the Texas Nuclear Student Delegation (TNESD) on Feb. 12-14 in Austin, Texas. The trip was led by Texas A&M students and was established as a mirror initiative to the Nuclear Engineering Student…


Texas A&M University alumnus Peter Maginot ‘09 is using some of the most powerful computing technology in the world to validate computer modeling computational tools to make sure they accurately reflect the physical phenomena in real-world experiments.  Computational methods research involves u…


Youth from the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) are used to exploring the wilds of nature and going on adventures, but the Texas A&M University student section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) is helping them discover a whole new kind of adventure with the nuclear science merit badge workshop. …


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering boasts an impressive honors program of over 1,000 students. The program is newly redesigned, with this being the second year as a college-level program. Engineering Honors provides students with unique opportunities to network with faculty and indu…


Dr. Sean McDeavitt, associate professor of nuclear engineering and director of the Nuclear Science Center (NSC) at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Ryan McClarren, assistant professor of nuclear engineering and associate director for the Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER…


Dr. Alan Waltar, former head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University and past president of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), has collaborated with Dr. Donald Todd, a nuclear engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Dr. Pavel Tsvetkov, associate p…