Department of Nuclear Engineering

Researcher studies fuel flow patterns for next-generation reactors

Posted by on April 15, 2013

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At Missouri University of Science and Technology, where the state’s first nuclear reactor was constructed more than 50 years ago, researchers are tracking and measuring the movement of radioisotopes to develop sophisticated new standards for the next generation of reactors.

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Idaho energy expert named Laufer Chair at S&T

Posted by on April 12, 2011

Dr. Joseph D. Smith, manager of advanced process and decision systems for Idaho National Laboratory, has been named the first Laufer Chair of Energy at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He will join the S&T faculty on July 1.

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Nuclear engineering program at S&T to celebrate 50th anniversary

Posted by on September 1, 2010

The nuclear engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology will be observing its 50th anniversary Sept. 17-18. The university started offering accredited undergraduate nuclear engineering degrees in 1960. Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering have been offered since 1959 and 1965, respectively. The nuclear reactor on campus, the first in the state of Missouri, has also been in operation for approximately 50 years.

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Alumnus, wife donate $3.4 million for energy chair

Posted by on September 20, 2009

Missouri University of Science and Technology, a national leader in energy research and education, will soon strengthen that emphasis thanks to a $3.4 million gift from a retired oil and natural gas executive and graduate of the university.

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S&T’s nuclear engineering program selected to receive annual gift of $50,000

Posted by on September 17, 2008

Missouri S&T was one of five universities selected by Exelon Nuclear to receive a gift of $50,000 per year from the company. The U.S. Department of Energy will begin matching the gift through the Nuclear Power Engineering Education Matching Grant Program next year.

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