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Feb 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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 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. 

Apr 1, 2010

Marshall Recognized

Lisa M. Marshall, director of outreach in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, has received the Landis Public Communication and Education Award from the American Nuclear Society. 

Oct 15, 2009

Engineering Faculty Recognized

The American Nuclear Society honored two engineering faculty members. 

Jul 16, 2009

NC State Tops in Nuclear Grants

NC State was awarded $5.9 million in recent federal grants for nuclear energy research – more than any other university.