nuclear engineering

Mar 1, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Common Bricks Can Be Used to Detect Past Presence of Uranium, Plutonium

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that can determine whether common bricks have ever been near a radiological source.

Feb 7, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Can Help Authorities Respond More Quickly to Airborne Radiological Threats

New technique uses existing technologies to detect potential airborne radiological materials in hours instead of days.

Jul 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique ‘Sees’ Radioactive Material Even After It’s Gone

A new technique allows researchers to characterize nuclear material that was in a location even after the nuclear material has been removed.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Saving America’s Nuclear Industry

NC State is helping the nuclear energy industry remain a significant part of America's long-term energy portfolio.

Apr 13, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Data Detectives

NC State leads the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities, a national effort to stop the illegal proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Feb 22, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Hero of Three Mile Island Dies

Harold Denton, the cool-headed federal regulator who took charge of Three Mile Island after the nation’s worst nuclear accident, was a 1958 graduate of NC State’s nuclear engineering program.

Feb 9, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

2 Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Two NC State faculty members are elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering for groundbreaking work in nuclear engineering and materials science and engineering.

Jan 31, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Paper Spotlights Key Flaw in Widely Used Radioisotope Dating Technique

An oversight in a radioisotope dating technique used to date everything from meteorites to geologic samples means that scientists have likely overestimated the age of many samples.

Oct 7, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Don’t Panic, But Your Avocado is Radioactive: Study Eyes Background Radiation of Everyday Objects

Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day.

Jun 13, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Engineers to Help Further Civilian Nuclear Energy in Vietnam

NC State University to help train Vietnamese engineers on civilian nuclear energy.

Feb 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Research Demonstrates That Air Data Can Be Used to Reconstruct Radiological Releases

New research demonstrates that experts can use data from air sampling technology to not only detect radiological releases, but to accurately quantify the magnitude and source of the release. This has applications for nuclear plant safety, as well as national security and nuclear nonproliferation monitoring.

Apr 17, 2014

Nonproliferation Work Scores $25 Million

NC State will lead a consortium dedicated to reducing the spread of nuclear weapons. The $25 million federal grant fueling the effort is just the latest in a series of major research awards.

Dec 14, 2011

Winning Ways

When an NC State colleague nominates you for an award, you're doing something right. When faculty and students line up to rave about you, you're Hermine Kabbendjian, winner of the Governor’s Award for Excellence.

Jun 23, 2011

Remembering an Atomic Age Pioneer

Dr. Raymond Murray, a professor emeritus who was involved in nuclear milestones from the Manhattan Project to the Three Mile Island recovery, has died.

May 28, 2010

NC State Part of New DOE Hub

NC State received news Friday that it is part of a team that will receive critical Department of Energy funding to support nuclear energy research.