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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. 

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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

Lingyu Yu

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Phone: 803-777-0070

Intelligent Infrastructure,Nuclear Energy,Mechanical Engineering Center for Mechanics, Materials and Non-Destructive Evaluation Digital image correlation (DIC); Computational mechanics; Sutton, Michael
Nuclear Energy,Nuclear Engineering General Atomics Center for Transformational Nuclear Technologies Nuclear fuel; Nuclear waste; Thermodynamics; Molten salts; Thermal measurements Besmann, Theodore Nuclear Fuel, Waste Storage, Energy of the Future
Civil and Environmental Engineering,Nuclear Engineering,Advanced Manufacturing,Nuclear Energy,Aerospace Engineering,Mechanical Engineering Visualized Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory Quantitative nondestructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Non-contact guided ultrasonic waves; Remote sensing; Laser technology Yu, Lingyu aerospace, civil, mechanical, nuclear


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