Professor Wei Ji was awarded $800,000 for Research integration of high-fedelity Monte Carlo and deterministic transport into Workbench
Researchers will provide end users an ability to run both MCNP6 and PROTEUS codes from a common user input in Workbench by (1) templating user-provided engineering scale specifications to code-specific input requirements, (2) enabling multi-fidelity analysis of a system from a common input using MCNP6 and PROTEUS and (3) allowing the easy use of high-fidelity simulations to inform lower-order models for the design, analysis, and licensing of advanced nuclear systems and experiments.  more....


PhD candidate Nicholas Thompson awarded NNSA Outstanding Poster
For poster Entitled: Measurements and Analysis of Neutron Capture Rates Using a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer. The poster was warded during the 2017 SSAP Symposium.


Professor Wei Ji was awarded a grant to Develop 2D and 3D transient electro-thermal computational models to predict the radiation failures in SiC-based Schottky diodes and power field-effect transistors (FETs)
To safely deploy SiC power devices for space missions, one has to first answer the question of how SiC-devices survive from the harsh radiation environment in space. Fundamental research into the radiation susceptibility and failure mechanisms of SiC is necessary. more....
DOE Awards $800,000 for Research on Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear safety expert Peter Caracappa has received an $800,000 grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct benchmark experiments that could help shed new light on how nuclear reactors behave, especially under accident conditions. This new information could lead to improvements in nuclear power plant design.  more....
Rensselaer Receives $9.44 Million Grant From U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided a $9.44 million grant to help refurbish and upgrade the electron linear accelerator (LINAC) at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Once the upgrades are complete, the Institute will be home to some of the nation’s most advanced technology for measuring neutron interactions with nuclear materials. more....
NASA Juno Mission and Role of LINAC Center in the Modern Rensselaer Experience
Addressing Complex Global Challenges Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration: School of Engineering Reflects on NASA Juno Mission and Role of Research Center in the Modern Rensselaer Experience.  more...
Incoming Faculty Bring New Areas of Research to Rensselaer
Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson greeted returning and incoming faculty including our own Associate Professor Hyun Gook Kang.  more...
60 years to RCF
Happy belated 60th anniversary to the start of the RPI Walthousen Reactor Critical Facility! more...