Bae wins 'Pitch Your PhD' Competition
Junghyun Bae, PhD student at the School of Nuclear Engineering, won the ‘Pitch Your PhD’ Competition during the 2021 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Technology Expo. Hosted in Washington, D.C., Bae was selected from six other finalists from top nuclear programs around the country.
The Purdue Exponent: Nuclear Reactor is a 'hidden gem' on campus
Humming quietly in the basement of the Electrical Engineering building, PUR-1, Indiana’s first and only nuclear reactor, has been the prized possession of the school of nuclear engineering for the past six decades. “I consider the reactor to be a hidden gem on campus,” said Ashvini Malshe, associate marketing and communications specialist for the school of nuclear engineering. “We’re not just a myth,” she chuckled.
Alumnus Justin R. Hardy promoted to commanding officer of USS Alaska
KINGS BAY, Ga. (NNS) –The Gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732) held a change of command onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, Oct. 29. Cmdr. Justin Hardy relieved Cmdr. Adam Thomas as the Gold crew’s commanding officer in a ceremony held at the base chapel. Retired Capt. Mark Davis was the guest speaker at the change of command.
Crawford named Directed Energy Graduate Scholar
Travis Crawford, PhD student at the School of Nuclear Engineering (SNE), was named a 2021-2022 Directed Energy Graduate Scholar. Awarded by the Directed Energy Professional Society’s (DEPS) Board of Scientific & Engineering Advisors (BSEA), Crawford was one of only twenty graduate students across the country who received this honor.
Hany Abdel-Khalik creates ‘self-aware’ algorithm to ward off hacking attempts
It sounds like a scene from a spy thriller. An attacker gets through the IT defenses of a nuclear power plant and feeds it fake, realistic data, tricking its computer systems and personnel into thinking operations are normal. The attacker then disrupts the function of key plant machinery, causing it to misperform or break down. By the time system operators realize they’ve been duped, it’s too late, with catastrophic results.
NE faculty and students recognized at International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
Faculty and graduate students at the School of Nuclear Engineering were recognized for their outstanding strides in the nuclear engineering field during the 28th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE28), which took place virtually from August 4 to August 6, 2021.
Allen Garner elected to represent Naval Surface Technology Innovation Consortium
Allen Garner, Associate Professor at the School of Nuclear Engineering (NE), was elected as the Academic Representative for the Naval Surface Technology Innovation Consortium (NSTIC) Executive Committee. He will serve for a three-year term from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2024.
Stylianos Chatzidakis receives $800K DOE award to further nuclear cybersecurity research
Stylianos Chatzidakis, Assistant Professor at the School of Nuclear Engineering (NE), received a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) award from the U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year.
NE students win major awards as the fall semester is underway
Undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Nuclear Engineering have won several prestigious scholarships and fellowships within the past few months. The following is a full list of the recipients and their honors:
Downing to present at 2021 international RAMP meeting
Emily Downing, a 2nd-year graduate student in the School of Nuclear Engineering, has been invited by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to present her Purdue design project at this year’s international Radiation Protection Computer Code Analysis and Maintenance Program (RAMP) meeting.

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