NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT

FAQ | Contact | Jobs | NSE Policies



The faculty, research staff, and students of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT make up a closely collaborative community working at the leading edge of science and engineering. Our exceptionally strong interdisciplinary environment creates many opportunities for students to engage with a far-flung network of individuals and groups throughout MIT and beyond. Extending this network are our graduates, many of whom serve in leadership positions in nuclear energy and related fields around the world.

Emilio Baglietto

Research interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbulence modeling
  • Multiphase flow and boiling
  • Virtual reactor modeling

more about Emilio Baglietto

Ronald G. Ballinger
Ronald G.Ballinger

Research interests

  • Corrosion & Environmental effects on materials behavior
  • Electrochemistry
  • Risk Informed Component Life Analysis
  • Advanced materials for fusion systems
  • Nuclear fuel performance analysis

more about Ronald G. Ballinger

John A. Bernard Jr.
John A.Bernard Jr.

Research interests

  • Fission energy
  • Reactor control, especially for spacecraft
  • Radiation detection and health physics
  • Nuclear safety

more about John A. Bernard Jr.

Jacopo Buongiorno

Research interests

  • Boiling heat transfer
  • Reactor design and safety
  • Offshore floating nuclear power plant
  • Nanofluids for nuclear applications

more about Jacopo Buongiorno

Paola Cappellaro

Research interests

  • Quantum engineering

more about Paola Cappellaro

Peter Catto

Research interests

  • Kinetic theory of flows, radial electric fields, and impurities
  • Flows and electric fields in stellarators

more about Peter Catto

Sow-Hsin Chen

Research interests

  • Thermal neutron and high-resolution x-ray scattering spectroscopy of soft condensed matter

more about Sow-Hsin Chen

Areg Danagoulian

Research interests

  • Nuclear security
  • Nuclear detection and nuclear forensics
  • Treaty verification
  • Nonproliferation

more about Areg Danagoulian

Michael J. Driscoll
Michael J.Driscoll

Research interests

  • Nuclear waste disposal
  • Advanced reactor and fuel cycle development

more about Michael J. Driscoll

Benoit Forget

Research interests

  • Advanced deterministic transport methods
  • Advanced stochastic transport methods
  • Algorithms for high performance computing
  • Acceleration/multiscale methods
  • Multi-physics methods

more about Benoit Forget

Charles W. Forsberg
Charles W.Forsberg

Research interests

  • Fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactors (FHRs)
  • Hybrid energy systems (Nuclear Renewable Systems)
  • Nuclear fuel cycles
  • High-temperature solar thermal power systems

more about Charles W. Forsberg

Jeffrey P. Freidberg
Jeffrey P.Freidberg

Research interests

  • Plasma physics and fusion

more about Jeffrey P. Freidberg

Michael W. Golay
Michael W.Golay

Research interests

  • Risk analysis and optimization
  • Software and human reliability
  • Nuclear power technology strategy

more about Michael W. Golay

Alan Hanson

Research interests

  • Fission energy
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and waste management
  • Nuclear economics, management and policy

more about Alan Hanson

Linn W. Hobbs
Linn W.Hobbs

Research interests

  • Radiation sources, detection, and control
  • Materials in extreme environments
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and waste management

more about Linn W. Hobbs

Ian H. Hutchinson
Ian H.Hutchinson

Research interests

  • Controlled fusion and plasma physics
  • Plasma momentum transport and boundary phenomena
  • Interactions of flowing plasmas with solid objects
  • Computational plasma physics

more about Ian H. Hutchinson

Alan Pradip Jasanoff
Alan PradipJasanoff

Research interests

  • Next-generation brain imaging
  • Molecular fMRI
  • Dynamics of neural systems

more about Alan Pradip Jasanoff

R. Scott Kemp
R. ScottKemp

Research interests

  • Nuclear security
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Arms control and verification
  • Nuclear energy policy

more about R. Scott Kemp

Akihiro Kushima

Research interests

  • In-situ electron microscopy
  • Energy storage materials
  • Electrochemistry
  • Strain engineering
  • Computational materials science

more about Akihiro Kushima

Richard C. Lanza
Richard C.Lanza

Research interests

  • Non-proliferation and safeguards
  • Compact superconducting accelerators for medicine and security
  • Accelerator based inspection systems
  • Phase contrast x-ray imaging
  • Radiation detectors

more about Richard C. Lanza

Richard K. Lester
Richard K.Lester

Research interests

  • Innovation, productivity, and competitiveness
  • Nuclear technology management, control, and innovation
  • Science, technology, and economic policy
  • Energy innovation

more about Richard K. Lester

Ju Li

Research interests

  • Nanomaterials for energy
  • In situ electron microscopy
  • Physical metallurgy and mechanics
  • Computational materials science

more about Ju Li

Dario Marrocchelli
Dario Marrocchelli

Research interests

  • Advanced materials for solid oxide fuel cells, electrolyzers and computing
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Nanomaterials

more about Dario Marrocchelli

Thomas J. McKrell
Thomas J.McKrell

Research interests

  • Fission energy
  • Advanced reactor design and innovation
  • Nuclear safety

more about Thomas J. McKrell

Joseph V. Minervini
Joseph V.Minervini

Research interests

  • Radiation sources, detection, and control
  • Plasma physics and fusion

more about Joseph V. Minervini

Ronald R. Parker
Ronald R.Parker

Research interests

  • Plasma physics and fusion

more about Ronald R. Parker

Elisabeth Reynolds

Research interests

  • Innovation, competitiveness, and manufacturing

more about Elisabeth Reynolds

Koroush Shirvan

Research interests

  • Fission energy
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and waste management
  • Advanced reactor design and innovation
  • Nuclear safety

more about Koroush Shirvan

Michael Short

Research interests

  • Mesoscale nuclear materials science
  • Nuclear alloy development
  • Non-contact radiation damage quantification
  • CRUD/fouling deposition and prevention

more about Michael Short

Kord Smith

Research interests

  • Computational reactor physics
  • Reactor simulation
  • High-performance computing

more about Kord Smith

Neil E. Todreas
Neil E.Todreas

Research interests

  • Innovative design of reactor concepts
  • Combined mega-power uprate and extended operating lifetime
  • Thermal hydraulic design and safety analysis

more about Neil E. Todreas

Anne White

Research interests

  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Turbulent transport in plasmas
  • Experimental plasma physics
  • Transport model validation

more about Anne White

Dennis G. Whyte
Dennis G.Whyte

Research interests

  • Magnetic fusion energy
  • Plasma-surface interactions
  • Accelerators and surface analysis

more about Dennis G. Whyte

Bilge Yildiz

Research interests

  • Surface science on ionic-electronic solids
  • Advanced materials for solid oxide fuel cells, electrolyzers, corrosion and computing
  • Materials behavior in harsh conditions

more about Bilge Yildiz

Sidney Yip

Research interests

  • Mesoscale materials modeling and simulation
  • Understanding materials aging and degradation phenomena
  • Creep, corrosion, and cracking
  • Molecular model of cement

more about Sidney Yip

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 24-107, Cambridge, MA 02139

Copyright © 2015 Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering