NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


2016 Awards

Professor Sow-Hsin Chen receives Honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

NSE’s Professor Emeritus Sow-Hsin Chen was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from his alma mater, McMaster University at the November Convocation on November 18, 2016 by the University Chancellor Susan Labarge and University President Patrick Deane, as approved by the University Senate. ... more

NSE’s Guanyu Su wins 2016 Young Professional Thermal Hydraulics Research Competition

NSE graduate student Guanyu Su won the 2016 Young Professional Thermal Hydraulics Research Competition at the November meeting of the ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division in Las Vegas, NV for his presentation entitled “High Resolution Measurements Reveal Transient Boiling under Exponential Heat Inputs.” ... more

NSE’s Kossolapov, Richenderfer win best poster award at CFD4NRS-6 2016

Two NSE graduate students have received an award for best research poster at the recent conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics for Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications. ... more

NSE’s Carrington receives Infinite Mile Award for Excellence

Carolyn Carrington embodies the qualities that the Infinite Mile Award is intended to acknowledge: aptitude, skill, hard work, and dedication to faculty and students. ... more

NSE’s Creely wins prestigious DoD fellowship

NSE graduate student Alexander Creely has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. This highly competitive, portable fellowship is awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. ... more

2016 NSE Awards

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the student chapter of the American Nuclear Society hosted the annual awards dinner on on May 10, 2016. Meet the award winners. more

Profs Short and Ballinger recognized for excellence in undergraduate advising

Newly tenured Asosciate Professor Nuno Loureiro, is among a select group of young scientists awarded the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2017. more

NSE’s Yildiz wins MITEI Seed Fund Grant for early-stage energy research

The winning project, a design for metal-oxide surfaces to enable fast oxygen exchange in fuel cells, is a collaboration between Bilge Yildiz and Ahmed Ghoniem, the Ronald C. Crane (’72) Professor of Mechanical Engineering. They seek to significantly improve the performance of perovskite oxides that function in extreme environments. The goal of her team’s proposal, she says, is “to improve materials not only for solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers, which I study in my own laboratory, but also for gas conversion and thermo-chemical reactors to produce clean fuels, which are Ahmed Ghoniem’s area of expertise.” more

NSE’s Yildiz wins MIT-Imperial College London Seed Grant

The winning project, “Control of Interfaces for Increasing the Power Density and Durability of Solid State Batteries,” is a collaboration between Bilge Yildiz, John Kilner, professor at Imperial College London, and Ainara Aguadero, lecturer at Imperial College London. more

NSE’s Kemp wins Sloan Research Fellowship

R. Scott Kemp is one of eleven MIT researchers from eight School of Science and School of Engineering departments among the 126 American and Canadian researchers awarded 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today more

Mingda Li wins 2016 Del Favero Thesis Prize

Third-year graduate students, Derek Gaston and Zhaoyuan Liu, from the Computational Reactor Physics Group (CRPG) won awards for their presentations at the 2017 International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2017). Gaston won the award for his presentation entitled “Verification of MOCkingbird, an Unstructured-Mesh, Method of Characteristics Implementation Using the MOOSE Multiphysics Framework”. Liu won the award for his presentation entitled “Progress of Cumulative Migration Method for Computing Diffusion Coeffcients with OpenMC”. ... more