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Nuclear Engineering & Industrial Management, Faculty

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair, Professor

TAB Building, Room 314


Campus: Idaho Falls
Courses: Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Radiation Effects on Materials, Fundamentals of Nuclear Materials, Microstructures and Defects
Areas of Expertise: Processing-Microstructure-Property Correlations, Nuclear Materials, Structural Materials, High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Advanced Manufacturing

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David Arcilesi

Assistant Professor

Campus: Idaho Falls
Area of Expertise: Reactor thermal hydraulics, thermal sciences

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R. A. Borrelli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering, Graduate Faculty


Campus: Idaho Falls
Courses: Principles of Nuclear Engineering, Master's Research and Thesis, Risk Assessment
Areas of Expertise: Advanced fuel cycle analysis, Open source scientific computing, Pyroprocessing, Safeguards- and security-by-design, Geologic repository design, Neutronics, Nuclear hybrid energy systems analysis, Cybersecurity, plant modernization, digital I&C, Risk assessment, management

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Michael McKellar

Assistant Research Professor

Amin Mirkouei, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

TAB Suite 312


TAB 310


Campus: Idaho Falls
Courses: Principles of Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Degradation Mechanisms, Nuclear Components Inspection, Radiation Detection and Shielding, Nuclear Material Storage, Transportation, and Disposal
Areas of Expertise: Nuclear Materials, Electrochemical Engineering, Environmental Degradation of LWR Pressure Boundary Components, Molten Salt Reactors, Reprocessing of Used Nuclear Fuels, Nuclear Storage Canisters, Pyroprocessing, Recycling of Strategic Materials, Energy Conversion and Storage.

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Alex Vakanski, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, Industrial Technology

TAB 311


Campus: Idaho Falls
Courses: Engineering Graphics, Quality Assurance Organization and Management, Computer Integrated and Robotics Manufacturing Technology, Fundamentals of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Mechatronics Systems
Areas of Expertise: Cognitive robotics, learning from demonstration, Vision-based control of robots, Machine learning and artificial intelligence, Control systems and automation

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Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management, Emeriti Faculty

Nuclear Engineering & Industrial Management, Staff

Alice Allen

Director, Student Recruitment/Engagement

Alice Allen


Campus: Idaho Falls

Debbie Caudle

Student Services Coordinator

1784 Science Center Drive


Campus: Idaho Falls

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Madeline Sticht

Administrative Specialist III

Madeline Sticht


Denise Engebrecht

Academic Program & Student Services Manager

Denise Engebrecht


Campus: Boise

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Nuclear Engineering & Industrial Management

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494