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Chen receives NRC grant for molten salt spill experimental database project
March 7, 2023
Minghui Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, is the recipient of a Research and Development Grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Read More...

Nuclear engineering professor’s research on advanced reactors featured in the Innovation Platform
March 1, 2023
Research conducted by a nuclear engineering professor at The University of New Mexico on advanced nuclear reactors is featured in a recent article Read More...

Nuclear engineering faculty member part of STEAM Day outreach
February 21, 2023
Adam Hecht, a professor in nuclear engineering, was one of the volunteers this weekend who helped to make science and engineering fun. Read More...

Study: El-Genk ranked among the worlds top 2% most cited
February 17, 2023
Mohamed S. El-Genk, Distinguished and Regent’s Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been ranked among the world’s top 2% most cited researchers by Stanford University’s Meta-Research Innovation Center. Read More...

Albuquerque native, UNM alum part of history-making team to achieve fusion
January 30, 2023
Daniel Casey was first intrigued by the concept of fusion in high school, getting a chance to see the Sandia National Laboratories Z machine in action. Read More...

UNM, Purdue develop validated physics-based machine learning autonomous control architecture for microreactors
January 9, 2023
A team from The University of New Mexico, Purdue University, Argonne National Laboratory and Curtiss-Wright Corp. has received the 2022 Department of Energy Nuclear Engineering University Program award. Read More...

Nuclear engineering alumnus presented with ANS award
November 22, 2022
Douglas Bowen, who received three degrees from the UNM Department of Nuclear Engineering, was recently honored with an award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Read More...

UNM’s American Nuclear Society student chapter receives national award
July 7, 2022
The student section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) at The University of New Mexico has been awarded the 2022 Samuel Glasstone Award, which is given annually to outstanding student chapters. Read More...

Nuclear engineering faculty awarded part of $61 million in funding from Department of Energy
June 24, 2022
Several researchers from The University of New Mexico School of Engineering have been selected for funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for various nuclear-related projects as part of $61 million awarded to 74 nuclear energy projects across the country. Read More...