Robert Bean
Contact Information
Phone: +1 765 49-63573
Office: EE B080 (DUNCAN)

Robert Bean

Assistant Professor, Faculty Advisor for co-& extra-curricular academic matters (GEAR, Co-Op, Internships, Fellowship, Scholarships), Director of Nuclear Engineering Radiation Laboratories, Associate Director of Center for Radiological and Nuclear Security


  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, 2003
  • M.S.N.E., Purdue University, 1999
  • B.S.N.E. (summa cum laude), Purdue University, 1995

Research Interests

  • Application of Advanced Safeguards to the Design of Nuclear Facilities (Specifically Next-Generation Nuclear Reactors, Aqueous Processing Plants, and Pyroprocessing Facilities)
  • Radiation Detection and Measurement (Gas detectors, Solid State Detectors, Gamma Spectroscopy, Neutron Detectors)


  • “Charged Particle Detectors with Active Detector Surface for Partial Energy Deposition of the Charged Particles and Related Methods,” U.S. Patent No.: 8,378,308 B2 (Issued Feb. 19,2012) D.W. Gerts, R.S. Bean, R.R. Metcalf


  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • Institute of Nuclear Materials Management