Archive for Nuclear

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…


Students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University took second place in the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) National Design Competition during the 2016 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Las Vegas. The four-person team collaborated…


Students, faculty and staff from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University attended the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Las Vegas. The theme of this year’s winter conference was the application of nuclear science and technolog…


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) collaborated with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to coordinate two events in Brazil between Nov. 3 and 11. Both events were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's P…


The continued rise in CO2 emissions has fueled the search for cleaner, greener energy sources to meet the growing energy needs of an increasingly modernized global population. Sources such as wind, solar and geothermal are being increasingly used, but Dr. Kenneth Peddicord, professor in the Departme…