Research reactor management in a highly regulated environment with a limited budget presents many challenges, yet the Oregon State TRIGA reactor has been widely recognized as a national leader in professionalism and quality. The School of Nuclear Science and Engineering is one of only a few programs in the country with onsite access to an operating research reactor. Students are encouraged to be involved in reactor operations. Oregon State is also currently working on the experimental quantification of the thermal-hydraulic behavior of low enriched uranium based fuels for use in high performance research reactors.
For more information contact Radiation Center Director Steve Reese.