2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    May 30, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Engineering

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J.W. Hines, Head and Director of Graduate Studies

Hall, H.L. (Governor’s Chair Professor), PhD – California (Berkeley)
Hines, J.W. (Postelle Fellow), PhD – Ohio State
Maldonado, G.I., PhD – North Carolina State
Miller, L.F., PhD, PE – Texas A&M
Ruggles, A.E., PhD – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Townsend, L.W., PhD – Idaho
Upadhyaya, B.R., PhD, PE – California (San Diego)
Wirth, B.D. (Governor’s Chair Professor), PhD – California (Santa Barbara)
Wood, R., PhD – Tennessee
Zinkle, S. (Governor’s Chair Professor), PhD – Wisconsin

Associate Professors
Hayward, J.P. (UCOR Fellow), PhD – Michigan
Heilbronn, L.H., PhD – Michigan State
Pevey, R.E., PhD, PE – Tennessee

Assistant Professors
Coble, J.B., PhD – Tennessee
Donovan, D., PhD – Wisconsin
Lang, M.K., PhD – University of Heidelberg (Germany)
Lukosi, E., PhD – Missouri (Columbia)
Skutnik, S.E., PhD – North Carolina State

Research Professors
Fontana, M.H., PhD, PE – Purdue
Ganapol, B.D., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Grossbeck, M.L. (Research), PhD – Illinois
Lillie, R.A., PhD – Tennessee
Melcher, C., PhD – California Institute of Technology
Mihalczo, J.T. (Research), PhD – Tennessee
Mynatt, F.R., PhD – Tennessee

Research Associate Professors
Gribok, A.V., PhD – IPPE (Russia)
Hoelzer, D., PhD – Florida
Khan, M., PhD – Tennessee (Memphis)
Stainback, J., PhD – Tennessee
Valentine, T., PhD – Tennessee
White, J., PhD – Tennessee
Zhang, X., PhD – Lanzhou University (China)

Research Assistant Professors
Auxier, J., PhD – Tennessee
Chvala, O., PhD – Prague, Czech Republic
Terrani, K., PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Walford, G.V., PhD – University of Surrey (UK)
Williamson, M., PhD – Tennessee

Joint Faculty
Gehin, J.C., PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Katoh, Y., PhD – University of Tokyo (Japan)
Stowe, A., PhD – Florida State

Adjunct Faculty
Arndt, S., PhD – Ohio State
Bowling, J., PhD – Tennessee
Cook, D.H., PhD – Tennessee
DeHart, M.D., PhD – Texas A&M
Hashemian, H., PhD – Chalmers (Sweden)
Icenhour, A.S., PhD – Tennessee
Iverson, E.B., PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nichols, T.L., MD – Tennessee
Ramsey, C.R., PhD – Tennessee
Terrani, K., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Williams, M.L., PhD – Tennessee
Xu, D., PhD – California Institute of Technology

Emeriti Faculty
Dodds, H.L. (IBM Professor), PhD, PE – Tennessee
Groer, P.G., PhD – Vienna (Austria)
Kerlin, T.W., PhD – Tennessee

Nuclear Engineering   MS, PhD
   Energy Science and Engineering concentration   PhD only
  Radiological Engineering concentration    
Nuclear Engineering   MS-MBA
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering   MS
  Nuclear Engineering concentration    
Graduate Certificate Programs    
  Nuclear Criticality Safety    
  Nuclear Security Science and Analysis    
  Reliability and Maintainability Engineering    

The Department of Nuclear Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, and three Graduate Certificates. Students may elect a traditional nuclear engineering program focusing on fission energy or a radiological engineering concentration, which prepares students for careers in the radiation safety field (health physics). Both programs are designed for graduates of accredited undergraduate programs in engineering, physics, chemistry, or mathematics.

All entering students must have, as a minimum, competency in mathematics through ordinary differential equations. Admitted applicants will be advised of any prerequisite undergraduate courses that may be required for their graduate studies. In addition, students without a BS in nuclear engineering, or the equivalent, must take NE 433 , NE 470  both of which may be taken for graduate credit. However, students in the radiological engineering concentration will take NE 551  in place of NE 433 . Students electing the radiological engineering concentration must take NE 401 , NE 551 , NE 552  and NE 490  in their course of study. The department head is the contact for all interested students, both those with nuclear engineering degrees and those from other disciplines.


Graduate Credit for Undergraduate Courses

400-level courses, listed in the Graduate Catalog, in nuclear engineering may be used for graduate credit. However, at least two-thirds of the minimum required credit hours in the MS must be taken in courses numbered 500 or above.


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