Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Robert Bean received his B.S.N.E. (summa cum laude), M.S.N.E. and Ph.D. from Purdue University all in nuclear engineering in 1995, 1999, and 2003, respectively.
His research interests include application of advanced safeguards to the design of nuclear facilities (next-generation nuclear reactors, aqueous processing plants, and pyroprosessing facilities), radiation detection and measurement (gas detectors, solid state detectors, gamma spectroscopy, neutron detectors).
Bean was director of the Radiation Laboratories for Purdue’s School of Nuclear Engineering from 1996 to 2003. In addition to working with the reactor supervisor to operate and maintain the PUR-1 reactor, he taught the radiation detection laboratory courses and introductory nuclear engineering courses, and acted as the undergraduate advisor.