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October 10, 2018

Anonymous gift given to honor Dr. Tsoukalas

In reflection of his excellence in mentorship, a former student of Dr. Lefteri Tsoukalas has given an anonymous gift of $500,000. The gift is directed towards the Applied Intelligent Systems Laboratory (AISL), a lab operated by Tsoukalas.
October 10, 2018

College of Engineering offers "One Course Higher", Includes Nuclear Engineering

As more universities create online learning programs, Purdue University’s College of Engineering is offering a pilot program for alumni. During the Sept. 22 Purdue Homecoming, which kicked off the university’s sesquicentennial birthday celebration, 150 years of Giant Leaps, the college introduced its One Course Higher program.

It is free and available for life to the engineering alumni across Purdue campuses. The online courses are non-credit.
September 17, 2018

Prof. Allen Garner and Loveless contribute fundamental physical understanding to gas breakdown under electric pulses

Nuclear Engineering Assistant Professor, Allen Garner and graduate student, Amanda Loveless recently made contributions to new research that shines light on the behavior of electrical breakdown for the smallest gap distances ever studied: a mere 5 to 10 microns. (A micron is 1/1,000 of a millimeter or about 1/400,000 of an inch.). The two contributed fundamental physics modeling and understanding to describe this breakdown in collaboration with Dr. Guodong Meng and colleagues from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.
September 12, 2018

Amanda Loveless receives 2018-2019 Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) graduate scholarship

Amanda Loveless, a graduate student in the School of Nuclear Engineering, recently received a 2018-2019 Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) graduate scholarship. She was among fifteen promising students from the total field of applicants who received a $5,000-$10,000 scholarship to continue studying or pursuing a career in directed energy (DE) technology areas. Candidates for this award are full-time graduate students who are interested in pursuing or are currently studying the directed energy (DE) technology areas of High Energy Lasers (HEL) or High-Power Microwaves (HPM).
August 31, 2018

Faculty Opportunity

The School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at all ranks. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in nuclear power, advanced reactor technology, nuclear materials, fuel cycle and non-proliferation; however, other areas will also be considered. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering or a related discipline and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and University levels. Candidates with experience working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.
August 21, 2018

NE offers inaugural industry-sponsored senior design projects

Obtaining real-world experience outside the classroom is just one factor as to what establishes a well-rounded education and this fall, seniors in the School of Nuclear Engineering will receive exactly that in the inaugural industry-sponsored senior design class. After months of planning, and over 21 different project proposals from a variety of industry leaders, 5 projects were selected.
August 20, 2018

Prof. Yunlin Xu receives Paul C. Zmola Scholar of Nuclear Engineering Award

NE Assistant Professor, Yunlin Xu has been selected to receive the Paul C. Zmola Scholar of Nuclear Engineering Award. This award was established by Paul C. Zmola (BSME '44, MSME '47, and Ph.D. '50) in 2007 to advance nuclear engineering research at Purdue and recognize an outstanding newly-hired junior faculty member.
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