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Science News: Radioactive substances leave electron ‘fingerprints’ behind

Walls can’t talk, but scientists can now read stories written in their subatomic particles. And that could make it harder to store radioactive material in secret. Authorities could use this technique to retrace where a dirty bomb was stored before detonation to figure out who built it, says Eric Lukosi, a nuclear engineer at UT […]


Record Number of UT Students Honored by American Nuclear Society

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for our students and a reflection of the strengthening of our program over the last decade,” said Wes Hines, head of the department. “Being able to have some of the top students in the country — as acknowledged by these selections — is a key to that growth.”






Research Highlight: Howard Hall

Howard Hall, professor of nuclear engineering, believes the University has an important role in meeting the challenges of global nuclear security. In one of his many roles at UT, Hall directs the University’s Institute for Nuclear Security, where he helps promote collaboration to conduct multi-organizational, multidisciplinary work critical to national and global needs in nuclear […]


Research Highlight: Ivan Maldonado, Brian Wirth, and Jamie Coble

Ivan Maldonado (at top right), associate professor, and Brian Wirth (at middle left), Governor’s Chair Professor, both of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, are leading a team that is looking at nuclear reaction safety and performance. Maldonado’s team will try to analyze and evaluate fuels that are more tolerant to accidents, helping with overall safety […]