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Department of Nuclear Engineering celebrates students


Students in Penn State's College of Engineering are making their mark on the Department of Nuclear Engineering. As the semester comes to a close, the department continues to recognize the successes of undergraduate and graduate students.

Grenci named nuclear engineering student marshal


Nicholas A. Grenci will be the student marshal for the nuclear engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 3.

Nuclear engineering alumnus Shadi Ghrayeb receives Alumni Achievement Award


Nuclear engineering alumnus Shadi Ghrayeb (’08 M.S. NucE, ’12 M.I.A., ’13 Ph.D. NucE) was recently named one of 15 recipients of the 2019 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award.

Professor emeritus honored as Outstanding Engineering Alumnus


Jack S. Brenizer, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Penn State, has been named one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering.

NucE alumnus, Exelon receives $5M DOE award to study BWR core behavior


Exelon recently won funding for a two-year project to study core behavior in boiling water reactors (BWRs) to improve performance and reduce nuclear fuel costs.

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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 from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. 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 department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519