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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.
David R. Terry, Jeffrey A. Casey, Patrick A. MacGibbon, William M. Burke, Atma D. Kanojia, Lihua Zhou, J. A. Stillerman
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 119-124
Plasma Engineering and Diagnostics | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8887
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An upgrade to the transmitter protection system (TPS) is being designed as part of the scheduled expansion of the Alcator C-Mod Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD) transmitter system from 12 to 16 klystrons. The upgrade design is being done as collaborative effort between Alcator C-Mod and Rockfield Research, Inc. as Phases 1 and II of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant. A plan is in place to first implement the new design for the cart supporting 4 additional klystrons and then to upgrade the TPS for the existing three carts supporting the 12 existing klystrons. Some parts must be added before longer pulse operation. Experience in operating the existing LHCD system and a study of the klystron design have indicated a need for this upgrade to improve the protection to the klystrons, improve reliability and noise immunity, improve personnel safety and reduce the size of the system.