Message from the School HeadSchool Head Ahmed Hassanein


The 2013-2014 academic year has been an exciting year. During this time, we established several new research laboratories and centers within the School of Nuclear Engineering. It was also a year that faculty, students and staff alike raised the standard of excellence: faculty were awarded preeminent international awards, significant  grants including multi-million dollars, multi-year research grants, noted for the high number of citations of their scientific papers and granted multiple patents. Our faculty was named IEEE Fellows and ANS Fellows; received the Distinguished Service Award; and spoke before Congress. We also have had faculty promotions and have hired new outstanding faculty.

Especially notable are our outstanding students who earned distinguished NSF Fellowships, scholarships and awards for research and contests, ANS Best Paper, FACSS Best Poster and the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association Medal of Honor Award.

These exceptional accomplishments are highlighted in the Events and Spotlight sections of our website -  and are evidence of the Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering's excellence.

In recent years, our School has significantly increased our research funding. Purdue is now recognized as a key participant in Nuclear Engineering University Programs, plasma/material interaction focal point for U.S. and world fusion reactor design (ITER), significant contributor to National Nuclear and Homeland Security, important partner to key high-end industrial companies, and many others.

Most importantly, like every year, the School has continued to bring distinguished faculty, facilities, and resources in addition to providing our students with the fundamentals and knowledge to succeed. For that we should all be proud. We are counting on our faculty,staff, students, and most of all our Alumni to continue our success.

Looking forward to another exciting year.

Ahmed Hassanein

Paul L. Wattelet Professor & Head