NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


2021 Awards

Yixiang Liu, PhD ’20 awarded 2020 Del Favero Thesis Prize

The Del Favero Thesis Prize is awarded annually to a PhD graduate in NSE whose thesis is judged to have made the most innovative advance in our field. Liu wins the prize for her work in quantum sensing — measuring miniscule magnetic fields with nanoscale resoultion.

Laura Grego, Bilge Yildiz named 2021 American Physical Society Fellows

Professor Bilge Yildiz and Dr. Laura Grego along with Lydia Bourouiba, Hong Liu, Thomas Peacock, and Lindley Winslow from MIT, are named 2021 fellows for their contributions to physics.

Mingda Li wins DoE’s Early Career Research Program Award

Professor Mingda Li received a 2021 Early Career Research Award given by the DoE Basic Energy Sciences Program. Given annually, the award is designed to bolster the research in science by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years. It will support Li's research program — Machine Learning Augmented Multimodal Neutron Scattering for Emergent Topological Materials.

2021 NSE + ANS Annual Awards

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the student chapter of the American Nuclear Society hosted their annual awards event virtually on May 20, 2021.

Michael Short wins 2021 Teaching With Digital Technology Awards

Short, one of 23 winners of the 2021 Teaching With Digital Technology Awards, was nominated for excellence in digital teaching for both fully online classes as well as those which were a hybrid of online and in person.

2021 Michael J. Driscoll Award

The first Michael Driscoll Award for Unique and Unwavering Dedication to the Department was given this year to the team of support staff in NSE, for keeping the lights on in the darkest of times Without their tremendous efforts to connect with our faculty and students during the chaotic year that was 2020, the fabric of our community and department would have been greatly damaged. 2021 award winners: Rob Allison, Heather Barry, Rachel Batista, Carolyn Carrington, Anne Dulong, Patricia Glidden, Nancy Iappini, Lisa Magnano-Bleheen, Kristi Stone, Laura Guild.

Erica Salazar one of 20 selected WISDM fellowship

Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT has selected 20 women to take part in a Story Collider communications skills training. The program promotes the visibility of women in the MIT academic community, increases gender diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship, and makes it easier to find talented and diverse speakers for various events.

Mike Short named 2021 MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Short joins an elite group of scholars from across the Institute who are committed to curricular innovation, scientific research, and improving the student experience through teaching, mentoring, and advising.