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
  • Computational Nuclear Science & Engineering | Joint PhD

Fall 2020 enrollment = 121

  • 95 Graduate students
  • 26 Undergraduates

Degrees granted, AY 2019–20 = 34

  • 9 SB
  • 10 SM
  • 15 PhD

Graduate student support

  • 74 RAs. 3.5 TAs. 8 Internal NSE fellowships
  • 12 Competitive external (non-MIT) fellowships
  • 5.5 MIT-awarded fellowships + self-supported
  • 4 International-sponsored

Faculty + Academic Research Staff = 52.5

  • 18.5 Tenured & Tenure-track Professors
    • 5 assistant, 5 associate, 8.5 full professors
    • 5 new faculty hired in the last 5 years
  • 1 Joint Professor
  • 5 Active Emeritus Professors
  • 1 Visiting Scientists
  • 1 Principal Research Scientist
  • 8 Research Scientists
  • 18 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

Executive Education

  • Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives
  • Nuclear Plant Safety Course
  • Risk-Informed Operational Decision Management

Research funding = $26.4 million in FY20

NSE-Affiliated Research Centers

Research Laboratories

  • Center for Science and Technology with Accelerators and Radiation
  • Concrete Sustainability Hub
  • H.H.Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (with 3 high-speed parallel computer clusters)
  • Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces
  • Laboratory for Innovation in Fusion Technologies
  • Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy
  • Laboratory for Reactor Thermal Hydraulics
  • MIT Computational Reactor Physics Group
  • 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)
  • Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • Schwarzman College of Computing

Indicators of Quality

  • 6 National Academy of Engineering
  • 6 National Faculty Early Career Awards
  • 11 Graduate students holding nationally competitive fellowships

Major Partnerships

  • Accident Tolerant Fuels consortium (with AREVA, U. Wisconsin, PSU and TAMU)
  • 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

October 2020

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

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