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Nuclear Engineering

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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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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Our People - Nuclear Engineering Program - University of Idaho

Donald McEligot, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor


Campus: Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: Fluid dynamics: complex turbulent and transitional shear flow, entropy generation; convective heat transfer; experimental, analytical and computational approaches/thermal hydraulics

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Michael McKellar

Assistant Research Professor

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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Buchanan 312


Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: thermal-hydraulics advanced heat transfer & power conversion systems, fuel cycle waste forms & treatment, used nuclear fuel disposition/management, energy storage, bioremediation, life cycle assessment.

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Haiyan Zhao, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Center for Advanced Energy Studies 257


Campus: Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: catalysis for environment and fuels, electrochemistry, corrosion, molten salts/ionic liquids, pyroprocessing, fuel cycle, waste form.

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Contact Us

Nuclear Engineering & Industrial Management

Physical Address:

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

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494