NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT

ABOUT

NSE at a glance

HIGHLIGHTS

Degrees offered

  • Nuclear Science & Engineering | Bachelors, Masters, Nuclear Engineer, PhD, ScD
  • Engineering | Bachelors
  • LGO-NSE Dual MBA-Masters of Science Program
  • Computational Nuclear Science & Engineering | Joint PhD

Fall 2021 enrollment = 130

  • 103 Graduate students
  • 27 Undergraduates

Degrees granted, AY 2020–21 = 25

  • 5 SB
  • 4 SM
  • 16 PhD

Graduate student support

  • 65 RAs. 2.5 TAs. 10.5 Internal NSE fellowships
  • 16 Competitive external (non-MIT) fellowships
  • 9 MIT-awarded fellowships + self-supported

Faculty + Academic Research Staff = 56.5

  • 18.5 Tenured & Tenure-track Professors
    • 5 assistant, 4 associate, 9.5 full professors
    • 4 new faculty hired in the last 5 years
  • 5 Joint Professor
  • 5 Active Emeritus Professors
  • 1 Principal Research Scientist
  • 8 Research Scientists
  • 19 Post-doctoral Fellows/Associates

Instructional & Research Areas

  • Advanced reactor design and innovation
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and waste management technology
  • Plasma physics and fusion
  • Materials in extreme environments
  • Advanced computation and simulation
  • Radiation sources, detection, and control
  • Nuclear security
  • Nuclear economics, management, and policy

Professional Education

  • Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives
  • Nuclear Energy: Facts and Issues
  • Nuclear Plant Safety Course
  • Risk-Informed Operational Decision Management

Research funding = $ 31.1 million in FY21

NSE-Affiliated Research Centers

Research Laboratories

  • Center for Science and Technology with Accelerators and Radiation
  • Computational Reactor Physics Group
  • Concrete Sustainability Hub
  • H.H.Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Advanced Modeling and Simulation
  • Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces
  • Laboratory for Innovation in Fusion Technologies
  • Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy
  • Laboratory for Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (The Red Lab)
  • Nuclear Innovation in Fission Technologies (NIFT)
  • Quantum Engineering Group
  • Quantum Matter Group

Collaborating MIT Academic & Research Units

  • Departments of Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Political Science, and Science, Technology and Society
  • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
  • Laboratory for Nuclear Science
  • MIT Energy Initiative
  • MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (6 MW reactor)
  • MIT Quest for Intelligence
  • Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • Schwarzman College of Computing

Major Partnerships

  • Advanced Nuclear and Production Experts Group (ANPEG)
  • Fluoride-Salt High Temperature Reactor Consortium (with U of Wisconsin & UC Berkeley)
  • Institute for Nuclear Power Operations
  • National Nuclear Security Administration
  • US National Labs: INL, ORNL, Sandia, Argonne, LLNL, BNL

September 2021

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 24-107 (map)
Cambridge, MA 02139
nse-info@mit.edu