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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.
D. Yuan, P. Guss, R. Keegan, E. Yfantis, C. Watkins
Nuclear Technology | Volume 175 | Number 1 | July 2011 | Pages 182-186
Technical Note | Special Issue on the 16th Biennial Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division / Fuel Cycle and Management | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT11-A12288
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The natural transmutation or decay process is governed by a system of ordinary differential equations known as Bateman equations. When the chain involves different decay branches, solutions to the Bateman equations can be complex. In our recent studies, we have developed a set of algorithms for accurately computing multinuclide decays. These algorithms have been implemented as a prototype software platform named Decay Interaction Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) for supporting multinuclide decay calculation, visualization, and analysis.