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Nuclear Energy

As one of the only nuclear engineering programs in the state, we're invested in finding safe, sustainable, long-term solutions using nuclear energy. Our partnership with the Savannah River National Laboratory gives us access to some of the top facilities and scientists in the world. 

Nuclear Energy News

Nuclear Energy Experts and Research

Travis W. Knight

Interim Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Program Director, Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program


Phone: 803-777-1465

Fabio Matta

Graduate Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor


Phone: 803-777-1917

Center for Mechanics, Materials and Non-Destructive Evaluation Digital image correlation (DIC); Computational mechanics; Sutton, Michael nuclear
General Atomics Center for Transformational Nuclear Technologies Nuclear fuel; Nuclear waste; Thermodynamics; Molten salts; Thermal measurements Besmann, Theodore nuclear
Visualized Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory Quantitative nondestructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Non-contact guided ultrasonic waves; Remote sensing; Laser technology Yu, Lingyu nuclear


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