Faculty and partners visit nuclear reactor

Nuclear Safety

We are advancing the understanding of nuclear power safety to help meet the worldwide demand for clean, reliable power.

Our research and education in nuclear safety is aimed at advancing the base technology in nuclear power safety and developing marketable research tools and products useful for promoting the safe operation of existing power plants; providing information on the design and development of inherently safe new reactors; and educating both students of nuclear engineering and those working in the field today.

Research Labs and Centers

Global Nuclear Power Safety Center

Fan-Bill Cheung

Advaniced Multi-phase Flow Lab Video
Reactor 60th Anniversary Video
Nuclear Matters Panel Discussion Video


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. A strong focus on experimental research distinguishes us from many other programs. Our actively growing program has 8 faculty members and almost 90 graduate students. In the Radiation Science and Engineering Center, nuclear engineering students can take advantage of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the longest operating university research reactor in the country. Visit nuce.psu.edu for more information.

Department of Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519