Nuclear Engineering

Anil K. Prinja, Interim Chairperson
Department of Nuclear Engineering
Farris Engineering Center 209
MSC01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-5431

Professors
Cassiano de Oliveira, Ph.D., University of London
Mohamed S. El-Genk, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Philip Heintz, Ph.D., University of Washington
Anil K. Prinja, Ph.D., University of London

Associate Professor
Gary W. Cooper, Ph.D., University of Illinois

Assistant Professors
Edward D. Blandford, Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley
Adam Hecht, Ph.D., Yale University

Professor Emeriti
Norman F. Roderick, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Lecturer III
Robert D. Busch, Ph.D., University of New Mexico*

Research Professors
Edward Arthur, Ph.D., University of Virginia
James Tegnelia, Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Affiliated Faculty
Forrest B. Brown, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Richard C. Martineau, Ph.D., University of Idaho
Patrick J. McDaniel, Ph.D., Purdue University
James S. Warsa, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

* Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico.


Overview

The Department of Nuclear Engineering (NE) offers undergraduate and graduate degree in nuclear engineering.  General department policies on admission and grading, and detailed descriptions of the programs, are listed in the department Undergraduate and Graduate pages of this Catalog.


In the Fall 2014 term the former Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering reformed into two departments:  Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Department of Nuclear Engineering.  Beginning with the Spring 2015 term, courses offered under the subject code of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering (CHNE) will be offered under one of two new subject codes:  Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), and Nuclear Engineering (NE).  Refer to the table below to determine the new subject code and course number for courses offered previously under CHNE.


CHNE 101 Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering NE 101
CHNE 213 Laboratory Electronics for Chemical and Nuclear Engineers NE 213
CHNE 230 Principles of Radiation Protection NE 230
CHNE 231 Principles of Nuclear Engineering  NE 231
CHNE 310 Neutron Diffusion Theory NE 310
CHNE 311 Introduction to Transport Phenomena NE 311
CHNE 312 Unit Operations NE 312
CHNE 313L Introduction to Laboratory Techniques for Nuclear Engineering NE 313L
CHNE 314 Thermodynamics and Nuclear Systems NE 314
CHNE 317 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis NE 317
CHNE **323L Radiation Detection and Measurement NE **323L
CHNE *330 Nuclear Engineering Science NE *330
CHNE 372 Nuclear Materials Engineering NE 371
CHNE *410 Nuclear Reactor Theory I NE *410
CHNE *413L Nuclear Engineering Laboratory NE *413L
CHNE 439 / 539 Radioactive Waste Management NE 439 / 539
CHNE 449 Seminar in Hazardous Waste Management NE 449
CHNE 451 - 452 Senior Seminar NE 452
CHNE 462 Monte Carlo Techniques for Nuclear Systems NE 462
CHNE 464 / 564 Thermal-Hydraulics of Nuclear Systems NE 464 / 564
CHNE 468 / 568 Introduction to Space Nuclear Power NE 468 / 568
CHNE 470 Nuclear Fueld Cycle and Materials NE 470
CHNE *485 Fusion Technology NE *485
CHNE 491 - 492 Undergraduate Problems NE 491 - 492
CHNE 495 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Honors Problems I NE 495
CHNE 496 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Honors Problems II NE 496
CHNE *497L Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Design NE *497L
CHNE 498L Nuclear Engineering Design NE 498L
CHNE 499 Selected Topics NE 499
CHNE 501 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Seminar NE 501
CHNE 502 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Research Methods Seminar NE 502
CHNE 508 Nuclear Engineering Research Seminar NE 508
CHNE 511 Nuclear Reactor Theory II NE 511
CHNE 513L Nuclear Engineering Laboratory II NE 513L
CHNE 515 Special Topics NE 515
CHNE 520  Radiation Interactions and Transport NE 520
CHNE 523L Environmental Measurements Laboratory NE 523L
CHNE 524 Interaction of Radiation with Matter NE 524
CHNE 525 Methods of Analysis in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering NE 525
CHNE 527 Radiation Biology for Engineers and Scientists NE 527
CHNE 528 External Radiation Dosimetry  NE 528
CHNE 529 Internal Radiation Dosimetry NE 529
CHNE 539 / 439 Radioactive Waste Management NE 539 / 439
CHNE 551 - 552 Problems NE 551 - 552
CHNE 560 Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Control  NE 560
CHNE 564 / 464 Thermal-Hydraulics of Nuclear Systems NE 564 / 464
CHNE 568 / 468 Introduction to Space Nuclear Power NE 568 / 468
CHNE 591 Practicum NE 591
CHNE 599  Master's Thesis NE 599
CHNE 610 Advanced Nuclear Reactor Theory NE 610
CHNE 699 Dissertation NE 699

Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

CHNE 101. Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. (1)



CHNE 213. Laboratory Electronics for Chemical and Nuclear Engineers. (3)



CHNE 230. Principles of Radiation Protection. (3)



CHNE 231. Principles of Nuclear Engineering. (3)



CHNE 251. Chemical Process Calculations I. (3)



CHNE 253. Chemical Process Calculations II. (3)



CHNE 302. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. (4)



CHNE 310. Neutron Diffusion Theory. (3)



CHNE 311. Introduction to Transport Phenomena. (4)



CHNE 312. Unit Operations. (3)



CHNE 313L. Introduction to Laboratory Techniques for Nuclear Engineering. (3)



CHNE 314. Thermodynamics and Nuclear Systems. (3)



CHNE 317. Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis. (3)



CHNE 318L. Chemical Engineering Laboratory I. (1)



CHNE 319L. Chemical Engineering Laboratory II. (1)



CHNE 321. Mass Transfer. (3)



CHNE **323L. Radiation Detection and Measurement. (3)



CHNE *330. Nuclear Engineering Science. (2)



CHNE 361. Biomolecular Engineering. (3)



CHNE 371. Introduction to Materials Engineering. (3)



CHNE 372. Nuclear Materials Engineering. (2)



CHNE 403 / 503. Heterogeneous Catalysis Seminar. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE 404 / 504. Nanomaterials Seminar. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE 406 / 506. Bioengineering Seminar. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE *410. Nuclear Reactor Theory I. (3)



CHNE *413L. Nuclear Engineering Laboratory. (3)



CHNE 418L. Chemical Engineering Laboratory III. (1)



CHNE 419L. Chemical Engineering Laboratory IV. (2)



CHNE 432. Introduction to Medical Physics. (3)



CHNE 439 / 539. Radioactive Waste Management. (3)



CHNE 449. Seminar in Hazardous Waste Management. (1, no limit Δ)



CHNE 451 - 452. Senior Seminar. (1, 1)



CHNE 454. Process Dynamics and Control. (3)



CHNE **461. Chemical Reactor Engineering. (3)



CHNE 462. Monte Carlo Techniques for Nuclear Systems. (3)



CHNE 464 / 564. Thermal-Hydraulics of Nuclear Systems. (3)



CHNE 468 / 568. Introduction to Space Nuclear Power. (3)



CHNE 470. Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials. (3)



CHNE 477 / 577. Electrochemical Engineering. (3)



CHNE *485. Fusion Technology. (3)



CHNE 491 - 492. Undergraduate Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



CHNE 493L. Chemical Engineering Design. (3)



CHNE 494L. Advanced Chemical Engineering Design. (3)



CHNE 495 - 496. Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Honors Problems I and II. (1-6, 1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



CHNE *497L. Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Design. (3)



CHNE 498L. Nuclear Engineering Design. (4)



CHNE 499. Selected Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)



CHNE 501. Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Seminar. (1, no limit Δ)



CHNE 502. Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Research Methods Seminar. (1)



CHNE 503 / 403. Heterogeneous Catalysis Seminar. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE 504 / 404. Nanomaterials Seminar. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE 506 / 406. Bioengineering Seminar. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE 507. Surface and Material Engineering. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE 508. Nuclear Engineering Seminar. (2 to a maximum of 20 Δ)



CHNE 511. Nuclear Reactor Theory II. (3)



CHNE 512. Characterization Methods for Nanostructures. (3)



CHNE 513L. Nuclear Engineering Laboratory II. (1 to a maximum of 4 Δ)



CHNE 515. Special Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)



CHNE 518. Synthesis of Nanostructures. (3)



CHNE 520. Radiation Interactions and Transport. (3)



CHNE 521. Advanced Transport Phenomena I. (3)



CHNE 523L. Environmental Measurements Laboratory. (1 to a maximum of 4 Δ)



CHNE 524. Interaction of Radiation with Matter. (3)



CHNE 525. Methods of Analysis in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. (3)



CHNE 527. Radiation Biology for Engineers and Scientists. (3)



CHNE 528. External Radiation Dosimetry. (3)



CHNE 529. Internal Radiation Dosimetry. (3)



CHNE 530. Surface and Interfacial Phenomena. (3)



CHNE 539 / 439. Radioactive Waste Management. (3)



CHNE 542. Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. (3)



CHNE 550. Social and Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology. (3)



CHNE 551 - 552. Problems. (1-3, 1-3 each semester Δ)



CHNE 560. Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Control. (3)



CHNE 561. Kinetics of Chemical Processes. (3)



CHNE 564 / 464. Thermal-Hydraulics of Nuclear Systems. (3)



CHNE 568 / 468. Introduction to Space Nuclear Power. (3)



CHNE 575. Selected Topics in Material Science. (1-3, no limit Δ)



CHNE 576. Selected Topics in Aerosol Science. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



CHNE 577 / 477. Electrochemical Engineering. (3)



CHNE 582. Inertial Confinement Fusion. (3)



CHNE 586. Statistical Design of Experiments for Semiconductor Manufacturing. (3)



CHNE 591. Practicum. (6)



CHNE 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



CHNE 610. Advanced Nuclear Reactor Theory. (3)



CHNE 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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