CMUXE Leadership







Dr. Ahmed Hassanein, Paul L. Wattelet Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering, is the director of CMUXE. Prof. Hassanein has more than 30 years of experience in research and development in the fields of nuclear and plasma physics, engineering, and material science. He is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the world's foremost leaders in the area of modeling and benchmarking material responses to different radiation and particle sources. He has developed unique models and comprehensive computer packages as well as state-of-the art experimental facilities to predict material behavior, lifetime issues, plasma evolution, and fluid hydrodynamics under various irradiation conditions. These models and results are being used in several national and international research fields. He has authored more than 500 journal publications and technical reports in more than 30 different national and international journals in physics, engineering, materials, and computer science. Before coming to Purdue, Prof. Hassanein was senior scientist, group leader and the director of Fusion Power Program at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Prof. Hassanein received the IEEE Merit Award for 2013, the highest IEEE technical achievement award of the nuclear and plasma sciences society, for his seminal contributions in these fields. He is a fellow of SPIE, AAAS, IEEE, ANS, OSA, APS, and IOP.