Why NE at UF?

Jim Baciak
Jim Baciak, Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering Program Director

The Nuclear Engineering Program is housed within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. The program offers students an opportunity to work on research teams related to backscatter radiation, extreme environments testing and nuclear fuel cycles. Students conduct research alongside academics and in partnership with national labs and government agencies, including Idaho National Laboratory and the Department of Energy.   

The department is ABET-accredited and offers bachelors and graduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering. The program is conducting interdisciplinary research with materials science and engineering to expand on nuclear materials research.

#14 Nuclear Engineering program among public universities