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University of New Mexico

About the University of New Mexico

Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico has nearly 35,000 students, represents a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds and features leading schools of medicine, law and fine arts. 

UNM's scientific research focus areas are bioinformatics, ecology and climatology; materials science; optical sciences; engineering, computation and data sciences; high energy density physics; quantum information science; and regional resource economics, water and environment. They are also developing programs in high performance computing, neuroscience and clean energy systems.

UNM's Department of Nuclear Engineering covers a wide range of nuclear applications, including:

  • Design and safety aspects of nuclear fission reactors

  • Future energy solutions through development and implementation of nuclear fusion systems

  • Safe disposal concepts for radioactive waste and methods for reduction of radiation releases from industrial facilities

  • Wide variety of radioisotope applications such as treatment and diagnosis of diseases, food preservation, manufacturing development, processing and quality control, and biological and mechanical process tracers. 



NUC University Lead

Cassiano R E de Oliveira.pngCassiano R.E. de Oliveira

Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

 

 

 

  • Nuclear Air-Brayton Cycles for LMFRs and HTGRs

 

Projects with INL

​​Edward Blandford.pngEdward Blandford

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering

 

 

  • Development of State-of-the-Art Capabilities to Support TREAT Modeling

 

Adam Hecht.pngAdam Hecht

Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

 

 

  • Neutron Diagnostics for the TREAT Reactor

Patrick McDaniel.pngPat McDaniel

Research Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

 

 

  • Nuclear Air-Brayton Cycles for LMFRs and HTGRs

 

NUC Representative on the BEA Board of Managers

Anil Prinja.pngAnil Prinja

Professor and Chair, Department of Nuclear Engineering

 

Other University Contacts

Mohamed El Genk.pngMohamed El-Genk

Regents' Professor, Chemical, Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Gary Cooper.jpgGary Cooper

Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering