Research

Research

The Nuclear Engineering program at Texas A&M Nuclear University is considered to be one of the best, and has multiple research areas that one can choose to study from such as: Reactor Physics & Computational Science, Nuclear Security Research, Power Engineering, Nuclear Materials, and Health & 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 – the only university with two – 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.