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Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics

Nuclear thermal hydraulics is a rapidly changing field as new reactors are developed and tested. As technologies move from water-cooled light water reactors to a myriad of options for cooling in new reactor designs, both computational and experimental thermal hydraulic characterizations are at the forefront of maintaining reactor safety. The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is partnering with other academic institutions and national laboratories in initiatives leading research in advanced thermal hydraulics.

Computational Thermal Hydraulics

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Experimental Thermal Hydraulics

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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 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 nuce.psu.edu.

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6222