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.