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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
A. J. H. Donné, M. F. M. de Bock, I. G. J. Classen, M. G. von Hellermann, K. Jakubowska, R. Jaspers, C. J. Barth, H. J. van der Meiden, T. Oyevaar, M. J. van de Pol, S. K. Varshney, G. Bertschinger, W. Biel, C. Busch, K. H. Finken, H. R. Koslowski, A. Krämer-Flecken, A. Kreter, Y. Liang, H. Oosterbeek, O. Zimmermann, G. Telesca, G. Verdoolaege, C. W. Domier, N. C. Luhmann, Jr., E. Mazzucato, T. Munsat, H. Park, M. Kantor, D. Kouprienko, A. Alexeev, S. Ohdachi, S. Korsholm, P. Woskov, H. Bindslev, F. Meo, P. K. Michelsen, S. Michelsen, S. K. Nielsen, E. Tsakadze, L. Shmaenok
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 2 | February 2005 | Pages 220-245
Technical Paper | TEXTOR: Diagnostics | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A702
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The diagnostic system of TEXTOR comprises about 50 individual diagnostic devices. Since the start of the Trilateral Euregio Cluster collaboration, part of the emphasis in the experimental program has shifted toward the study of physics processes in the plasma core. To aid these studies several new and advanced core diagnostics have been implemented, whereas a number of other core diagnostics have been upgraded to higher resolution, more channels, and better accuracy. In this paper a brief overview is given of the present set of plasma core diagnostics at TEXTOR.