Archive for Nuclear

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…


Metals travel forward in time at the Ion Accelerator Laboratory, a facility within Texas A&M University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering where researchers within the department’s Ion Beam Laboratory group are speeding up the clock on metallic alloys and steels.                        The res…


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…


The Texas A&M University chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) visited the South Texas Project (STP) Electric Generating Station in Bay City, Texas, while the station began a refueling outage for one of its operating units. The students received a tour of the station’s facilities and a u…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Nov. 11 at the 12th Annual Aggie 100 program, and 37 of the 100 companies recognized are owned or led by graduates of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. The Aggie 100 is sponsored by the Cente…


For some, going in to work is a necessary evil, but for Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering alumnus Micheal Smith, work at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is more than a job, it’s a mission. As a health physicist, Smith works daily to ensure public health and safety wi…


Researchers from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the 2016 Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) Workshop.  The workshop, “Moving MSRs Forward – The Next Steps,” was organized and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on Oct. 4-5. The workshop built on …


To say Dr. Andrew Till has a lot going on is an understatement. As a Metropolis Fellow postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Texas A&M University nuclear engineering alumnus works within the Computational Physics and Methods (CCS-2) Group on computational applic…


The Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Honorable Stephen G. Burns, spoke to the students, staff and faculty of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University as part of a special seminar. Burns presented the seminar as the guest of the department and the Nucl…


Bruce Hamilton, a Texas A&M University alumni and a member of the Defense Nuclear Securities Safety Board (DNFSB), delivered a seminar to the students and faculty of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M. Hamilton’s seminar provided insight on the development of nuclear safety o…


Lambert Fick, a doctoral student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Akiyama Medal for the best overall student paper as a part of the Student Paper Competition at the International Nuclear Engineering Conference (ICONE 24), held in Charlotte, North Car…


Students from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s (TAMUK) chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) attended a tour of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University that included two laboratories under professors from the Nuclear Science Security and Policy Institute (N…


Jim Chisholm, a doctoral student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a fellowship with the Texas A&M University Mentored Research Program in Space Life Science. The fellowship provides for $22,000 in tuition and fees and includes a mandatory internsh…