The Nuclear Science & Engineering (NSE) Division participates in key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear energy and national security initiatives, including leading the nation’s program for development and demonstration of fast reactor technologies that promise to improve the affordability of nuclear power, enhancing the assurance of safety and security and minimizing the discharge of radioactive waste.
The division has five primary focus areas, many of which leverage other sectors of Argonne’s expertise:
- Reactor and Fuel Cycle Physics
- Advanced Reactor Design and Safety Analysis
- Sensors, Instruments, and Diagnostics
- Nuclear Engineering Modeling and Simulation
- Nuclear Materials Management and Nonproliferation