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Nuclear Engineering

The Nuclear Engineering (NE) graduate program at Ohio State is designed to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of specialty areas associated with the application of radiation, radioactive materials, and nuclear fission. Our program is housed within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and located in Scott Lab, a building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Our research is further strengthened by the presence of the Ohio State University Nuclear Reactor Lab (OSU-NRL).

Our graduates work for a variety of organizations including research laboratories, design organizations, nuclear power plants, academic institutions, and regulatory organizations. Students work side-by-side with the faculty on projects for research sponsors such as the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, DOE national laboratories, nuclear power plants, and others. The Ohio State University also offers an undergraduate minor degree in nuclear engineering, which is of particular value to engineers that do not plan to obtain advanced degrees in nuclear engineering.

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Faculty Positions - Open Searches

Nuclear Engineering – Tenure Track Faculty Position

The Nuclear Engineering Program (NEP), one of the three graduate degree programs within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is pleased to invite applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure track faculty position in nuclear engineering. The anticipated start date is August 2018, but the search will continue until the position is filled. This search will consider faculty candidates having interest and expertise to develop a strong research program in the areas of thermal hydraulics, multiphase flow, and heat transfer with emphasis on nuclear power generation systems, including advanced reactor concepts.