2020 Best Teacher Award Recipient

The School of Nuclear Engineering is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Robert Bean as the recipient of the 2020 Best Teacher Award. This award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher in the Purdue University School of Nuclear Engineering, selected by its student body for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Robert Bean

In the 2019-20 academic year, Dr. Bean taught NUCL305 (nuclear engineering undergraduate laboratory), NUCL449 (senior design proposal), NUCL504 (nuclear engineering experiments), NUCL110 (introduction to energy engineering), ENGR103 (introduction to engineering in practice), NUCL 597 (nuclear power & nonproliferation), and NUCL 597 (nuclear security systems). His research interests include the application of advanced safeguards to the design of nuclear facilities (specifically next-generation nuclear reactors, aqueous processing plants, and pyroprocessing facilities), as well as radiation detection and measurement (gas detectors, solid state detectors, gamma spectroscopy, neutron detectors).

Congratulations Dr. Bean!