Nuclear engineering and radiological sciences are concerned with the direct technological use of atomic and subatomic particles. These applications have become an inseparable part of much of modern technological life: smoke detectors, nuclear power reactors, nondestructive evaluation of turbine blades, hardening of artificial hip joints, treatment of radioactive waste, medical CT and PET imaging, treatment of cancer using radiotherapy—all of these rely on the direct manipulation and measurements of parts of atoms or their emitted energy. These are the kinds of technologies that nuclear engineering and radiological sciences encompasses.
The Undergraduate Program in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences leads to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in N.E.R.S..
Ronald M. Gilgenbach, Chair and Chihiro Kikuchi Collegiate Professor
1911 Cooley Memorial Laboratory
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