Nuclear Energy, Science, & Engineering Laboratory (NESEL)


To combat climate change, the world must reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, and it is known that nuclear power plants produce no greenhouse gas emissions during operation. Our research team, consisting of engineering faculty and students, aims to study novel nanostructured materials for the safer use of nuclear energy.  Moreover, faculty members and students from biology, bioengineering, and biomechanics will be invited to study how to reduce the negative health impact of the novel fuels and moderator materials that will be developed in this research.

Experience Gained

This experience will provide you with new skills and knowledge such as:

  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Atomistic Simulations
  • Radiation Detection
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Radiation protection
  • Programming Languages
  • Clean Energy
  • Power Plants
  • Application of Coursework Concepts to Real World Challenges
  • Communication, Leadership, and Teamwork
  • Creativity and Innovation

Majors and Interests Needed 

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Team Advisors

Listed below are the faculty who are involved in this project. For more information, please visit: