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Research

For information on our individual areas of research, please see the links below.

Computational Methods Development

Medical Physics, Radiation Biology & Medical Physics

Interphase Transport

Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Materials 

Nuclear Power Engineering

Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation 

Thermal-Hydraulic Research Laboratory

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University is considered to be one of the best programs nationwide among peer institutions and is involved in research across multiple areas of study, including reactor physics and computational science, nuclear security research, nuclear power engineering, nuclear materials, and health and medical physics.

Our department averages over ten million dollars in research expenditures per year, and takes pride in maintaining experts in their respective fields. Students in our program conduct ground-breaking research and can focus on areas such as nuclear fuels, solid/ion interactions, particle transport, large-scale scientific computing, materials and extreme environments, reactor safety, design of advanced nuclear reactors, thermal hydraulics, computational fluid mechanics, reactor kinetics and control, plutonium disposition, space nuclear power systems, radiation interactions with living tissue, dosimetry and medical radionuclides. 

Our research facilities include two research reactors, seven accelerators (including a unique microbeam device for determining the response to ionizing radiation on a cell-by-cell basis) and a high-energy pulsed plasma laboratory in addition to a multitude of other laboratory resources.