Nuclear power and reactors
‘Hybrid’ nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions
November 4, 2013Combining nuclear with artificial geothermal, shale oil, or hydrogen production could help slow climate change, study shows.
3 Questions: Scott Kemp on North Korea’s nuclear program
September 27, 2013New study suggests that the secretive rogue state may have found a way to circumvent international controls on nuclear materials.
Improved nuclear fuel-rod cladding might prevent future Fukushimas
July 25, 2013A substitute for traditional zircaloy could greatly reduce the danger of hydrogen explosions.
Creating a low-carbon, non-nuclear economy: The case of Taiwan
June 14, 2013Can Taiwan create a low-carbon economy without nuclear energy? One MIT researcher finds out.
Diving into nuclear policy
May 28, 2013Whether he’s in a Navy submarine or in Washington, you’ll find MIT senior Cameron McCord at the intersection of nuclear engineering, policy and service.
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CANES: Systems-oriented knowledge helps integrate fission beyond the grid
May 8, 2013A look at the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems
MIT’s Ernest J. Moniz nominated Secretary of Energy
March 4, 2013President Obama’s pick is head of the MIT Energy Initiative and a former undersecretary of energy.
Undergraduate contributes to fusion reactor advancement
February 4, 2013Jake Jurewicz, a nuclear science and engineering-physics double major, received a fellowship to develop new simulation and visualization software at the National Fusion Facility in California.
New experiments, new insights into stress corrosion cracking
December 20, 2012MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials.
Lindsey Anne Gilman: Better boiling for more efficient energy production
December 4, 2012
Buongiorno and McKrell awarded more than $400,000 by CEA, France
November 27, 2012The researchers will investigate transient boiling heat transfer phenomena under rapidly escalating heat fluxes.
Ekaterina Paramonova: A nuclear networker
September 5, 2012Undergraduate on a unique career track that intriguingly combines nuclear engineering and diplomacy.
Richard wins 2012 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award
July 5, 2012
Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies established in Department of Political Science
May 29, 2012Endowed chair established with a gift of $5 million from the Stanton Foundation