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March 15, 2018

School of Nuclear Engineering and the U.S. DOE to host Millennial Nuclear Caucus

Millennials are in a unique position to shape the future of the nuclear field. Taking this seriously, students in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University and members of the U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy are hosting a Millennial Nuclear Caucus on Purdue's West Lafayette campus.
February 9, 2018

U.S. DoE features NE senior, Anna Biela as she shares her story and why she chose nuclear engineering

Anna Biela has a hard time remembering exactly when she became hooked on nuclear science. "From a very young age, I just knew about nuclear and how important it was," she said. Anna is on the verge of graduating from Purdue University with a degree in nuclear engineering. She has plans to go to grad school to further her research on reactor core physics.

Her goal is to develop advanced reactors—an area and a career path she is very passionate about.
January 22, 2018

Nuclear Engineering alumnus lands on Forbes 30 Under 30

A former graduate student in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University was recently recognized in the energy sector of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

At age 25, Ian Hamilton is the CEO of his own startup company, Atlas Energy Systems, where he’s working to commercialize a long-lasting radioisotope battery, powered by spent nuclear fuel.
November 13, 2017

Faculty Profile: Dr. Janelle Wharry's passion for Nuclear Engineering impacts student development.

With its rich history in engineering, Assistant Professor Janelle Wharry joined the Purdue University School of Nuclear Engineering in July 2016 and has been advancing the comprehension of how irradiation affects mechanical performance of materials, especially nuclear reactor structural materials. She and her students are conquering these issues by starting at the atomic building block level, trying to understand how individual atoms can influence the mechanical phenomena in the bulk of an entire nuclear plant component.
November 8, 2017

NE head earns highest ANS recognition

Seungjin Kim, the Capt. James F. McCarthy Jr. & Cheryl E. McCarthy Head of the School of Nuclear Engineering, has been elected to American Nuclear Society Fellow Grade, the highest membership grade of the ANS. The society has a membership of around 11,000 professionals.
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