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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.
November 8, 2017

Loveless receives Igor Alexeff Outstanding Student in Plasma Science Award

Purdue Nuclear Engineering graduate student, Amanda Loveless was recently announced as the recipient of the Igor Alexeff Outstanding Student in Plasma Science Award. The $1,000 award is funded by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society and was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science.
October 24, 2017

NE undergraduate receives two ANS scholarships

Congratulations to Purdue Nuclear Engineering undergraduate student Catalin Harabagiu who recently received two scholarships from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) totaling $7,000. He received both the ANS Hans P. Loewen Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship and the John and Muriel Landis Scholarship.
September 18, 2017

Nuclear Engineering headship named for decorated naval captain

In August, the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the named headship for the School of Nuclear Engineering. A generous gift from Capt. James F. McCarthy, Jr. and Cheryl E. McCarthy has created the named headship.

Capt. James F. McCarthy, Jr. graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1979, which created his foundation for a successful career in the United States Navy.
September 18, 2017

PUR-1 follows lineage of "firsts" with a fully-digitized I&C creating innovative research and next-generation teaching capabilities

Purdue University is known for having many "firsts". From the first man on the moon to the first and only nuclear reactor operating in Indiana. Purdue's Reactor Number One (PUR-1), first installed in 1962, is still just as important and useful now as it was back then, but will now become more innovative.

In August this year, a License Amendment Request to upgrade PUR-1's instrumentation and controls to be fully digitized was been accepted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

September 18, 2017

Greetings from Dr. Seungjin Kim Capt. James F. McCarthy, Jr. and Cheryl E. McCarthy Head

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends:

As we welcome everyone back to another exciting year of Purdue Nuclear Engineering, I feel greatly honored to reach out to you as a new Head of the School of Nuclear Engineering. I am humbled to serve such a prestigious program with rich history and a legacy of impeccable excellence in both education and research. While I am so grateful for what we've accomplished in the past, I look forward to continuing our legacy in the days ahead of us.
September 6, 2017

Hagen (Ph. D.) and Loveless (Graduate) receive notable recognition

Alexander Hagen (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rusi Taleyarkhan) has been awarded a prize in the Competition for Students at Universities with Less than $600 Million in 2015 R&D Expenditures.

Purdue Nuclear Engineering graduate student, Amanda Loveless was recently announced as a recipient of a Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) graduate scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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