The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering distributes two publications for alumni, friends, and supporters.

Our electronic magazine, Nucleus is published annually and features in-depth articles about the impacts our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are making on society. Look to this publication as your in-depth look at nuclear engineering research, education, and strategy.

Our electronic newsletter is published in the fall and spring semesters and focuses on department news and highlights how Penn State nuclear engineers are impacting campus, research breakthroughs, and global issues. This e-newsletter is your update on what’s happening in the Penn State nuclear engineering community.



The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself with a strong focus on experimental research. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering, or a doctoral degree. The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6222