NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT



Fission technology has been synonymous with nuclear power generation since the 1950.Today, fission is entering a new era—one in which new—generation reactors, upgraded existing plants, and new fuel cycle strategies will redefine nuclear power's role in the world's overall energy supply. Future reactors will take advantage of advanced design and construction techniques to use fuel more efficiently, generate less waste, reduce capital and operating costs,and work in tandem with intermittent sources of renewable energy, while continuing to provide electricity without carbon emissions.

NSE is maintaining its leadership in nuclear fission programs large and small, including the flagship Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, which coordinates research initiatives in reactor design, energy conversion plants, and the fuel cycle. Other notable activities include a leading role in the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), participation in the Institute-wide MIT Energy Initiative, and many collaborations with worldwide industrial partners.

Faculty & Researchers

Ronald Ballinger
Sow-Hsin Chen
John Bernard
Jacopo Buongiorno
Michael Driscoll
Benoit Forget
Charles Forsberg
Michael Golay
Linn Hobbs

Richard Lester
Ju Li
Michael Short
Kord Smith
Neil Todreas
Bilge Yildiz
Sidney Yip

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

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