Neven Y Ali


Phone: 277-0449
Fax: 277-5433

Physical Address

Room 1170
Farris Engineering Center
Building # 122 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Lecturer III


Ph.D. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Nuclear Engineering

M.S. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Nuclear Engineering

M.S. Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Computer Information Systems


Dr. Neven Y. Ali recently joined the University of New Mexico as a Lecturer III.  She came to UNM from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla (Missouri S&T) where she received her MS and PhD degrees in Nuclear Engineering and went on to be a postdoc there from June 2016 to August 2017.

During her MS and PhD studies, Dr. Ali worked in process imaging and visualization using radioisotopes based techniques. She was able to advance the engineering knowledge, design and scale-up of gas-solid spouted bed for advanced nuclear fuels manufacturing and TIRSO nuclear fuel particles coating for the new generation (4th Gen) of nuclear reactors where this step has been considered as the bottleneck for commercialization of the 4th generation nuclear power. Such advancement was made possible by implementing for the first time the advanced non-invasive measurement techniques (Gamma Ray Computed Tomography and Radioactive Particle Tracking) that measure the local hydrodynamics to validate the new mechanistic scale up methodology of TRISO nuclear fuel particles coaters.

Professional Experience:

  • 2017 • University of New Mexico • Lecturer III
  • 2016-2017 • Missouri University of Science and Technology • Post-doctoral Fellow

Teaching Interests

  • NE 323L Radiation Detection Measurement (Fall 2017)

Research Interests

  • Thermal-hydraulic of 4th generation nuclear reactors, LWR and SMR
  • Advanced nuclear fuel manufacturing
  • Process imaging and visualization using nuclear technology