NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


Give to NSE

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Department is rapidly growing and evolving. As the world looks to nuclear energy to help with the immense challenges of climate change, our graduates are in growing demand, and the global need for MIT-educated technical leaders in the nuclear field continues to expand.

NSE’s fundamental mission is to develop the next generation of leaders of the global nuclear enterprise while providing technical leadership in energy and non-energy applications of nuclear technology. As one of the world’s leading academic nuclear departments, we also have a responsibility to inform public debates on the wise uses of nuclear science and technology.

We need your help to attract and retain the next generation of leaders. Your partnership at any level is appreciated and important.

To learn more about how your gift can make a difference, please feel free to contact the Department’s Development Officer, Caitlin Dockendorff at cdockend@mit.edu or 339-788-0498.

Core Needs



  • Norman C. Rasmussen Fund (3236800)
    An endowed chair to award and support an outstanding junior Nuclear Science and Engineering faculty member. It is named in honor of Professor and Department Head Norm Rasmussen who pioneered probabilistic risk analysis for nuclear power plants.


  • Mujid S. Kazimi (1973) Graduate Student Support Fund (3303510)
    Gift of alumni/ae and friends in honor of Professor Mujid S. Kazimi to support graduate students in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. If the fund reaches 500K, students will be called Mujid S. Kazimi (1973) Fellows. Learn more about the Mujid S. Kazimi (1973) Graduate Student Support Fund.

  • Michael J. Driscoll (1964) Fund (3296750)
    Gifts of alumni/ae and friends for graduate student financial assistance in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Learn more about the Michael J. Driscoll (1964) Fund.

  • Nuclear Science & Engineering UROP Support Fund (3133900)
    Appropriation of funds to establish an endowed Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program fund for undergraduate nuclear engineering students.

Problem Solving and Discovery

  • The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon Constrained World
    This research study aims to identify the prospects for innovative nuclear technologies, policy and business models, and regulatory governance mechanisms to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon global energy system in the United States and around the world. For information please contact Caitlin Dockendorff at cdockend@mit.edu or 339-788-0498.

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

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Cambridge, MA 02139