NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT



Jacopo Buongiorno elected to NAE

NSE’s Jacopo Buongiorno along with 15 from MIT, elected to National Academy of Engineering in 2024 are honored for significant contributions to engineering research, practice, and education

NSE alums Steven Jepeal and Samuel McAlpine selected to Forbes 30 under 30

Recognized in the Fobes 30 Under 30 — Manufacturing & Industry category for 2024, Jepeal and McAlpine cofounded Allium to develop coatings for structural engineering and construction projects that enable buildings and bridges to last centuries instead of decades.

NSE team wins ANS Student Design Competition

NSE graduate students Assil Halimi, Gyutae Park, Isabel Naranjo De Candido, and Loukas Carayannopoulos were recognized for their project titled “Design Optimization of an Organic-Cooled Light-Water-Moderated Micro-Reactor for Electricity and Hydrogen Generation”.

Madhumitha Ravichandran selected as MIT-Pillar AI Collective Fellow

NSE PhD candidate, Madhumitha Ravichandran, is one of hree MIT students selected as an inaugural MIT-Pillar AI Collective Fellows. The graduate students will aim to commercialize innovations in AI, machine learning, and data science.

Jack Hare wins NSF CAREER award

Nominated by the Division of Physics, it is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education”

Paola Cappellaro elected 2023 American Physical Society Fellow

Nominated by the Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics, Professor Cappellaro was cited, “[f]or groundbreaking contributions to quantum control and quantum sensing with spin systems.”

Haowei Xu PhD’23 winds 2023 Del Favero Thesis Prize

Xu will deliver the Del Favero Thesis Prize Lecture on the topic of his PhD work — optical control over nuclear degrees of freedom.

Jacopo Buongiorno elected 2023 NURETH Fellow

Established in 1980 by the Thermal Hydraulics Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), NURETH Fellows are appointed once every two years — Buongiorno is recognized for scholarly accomplishments and impact in the thermal-hydraulics field and for his exceptional contributions to NURETH conferences.

Professor Emeritus Sidney Yip wins Monie A. Ferst Award

Established in 1977, the Sigma Xi’s Monie A. Ferst Award honors “science and engineering teachers who have inspired their students to significant research achievements”.

Patrick Adrian receives prestigious Fellowship in High-Energy-Density Sciences

Adrian has been awarded the Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in High-Energy-Density Sciences from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to further his study of high-energy-density physics.

Bilge Yildiz selected as Fellow of The Electrochemical Society

Each year 15 renowned scientists and engineers are selected by their peers for advanced individual technological contributions to the fields of electrochemistry and solid state science and technology, and for service to ECS.

2023 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 on May 18, 2023.