The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Established in 1957, the UT Department of Nuclear Engineering is the oldest and one of the most prestigious programs in the United States. The department's strengths include a well-developed research program, close ties with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), UCOR and several nuclear utilities. The faculty is internationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching. The department's graduate program is ranked number five in the nation (number four among public institutions) by U.S. News and World Report.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Research specializations include nuclear reactor fuels and materials; nuclear security; radiological sciences and health physics; nuclear I&C, reliability and safety; nuclear fuel cycles, nuclear fusion technology, and advanced modeling and simulation.



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