Computational Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Clarno’s primary research areas include:

  • Multiphysics coupling methods for advanced simulation of nuclear reactors to integrate analyses and improve accuracy.
  • Multiscale neutronics, fuel performance, and thermal-hydraulics to enable high resolution analyses in coupled physics applications.
  • Design, optimization, and analysis of advanced commercial and test reactor concepts.
  • Integration of software to optimize advanced manufacturing of nuclear technologies.
  • Propagation of uncertainties through multiphysics applications to optimize experiments.

Advanced Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Imaging Systems

Dr. Zanoni’s primary research areas include:

  • Ionizing molecular imaging techniques and instrumentation (SPECT, PET) for clinical and preclinical applications
  • Emerging X-ray imaging techniques
  • High-performance gamma and X-ray imaging detectors
  • Image processing and statistical performance assessment and optimization of medical imaging systems
  • Radiation dosimetry, radiation spectrometry and quantitative nuclear imaging

Global Nuclear Security and Nuclear Applications

Dr. Haas’s primary research areas include:

  • Radiation detection for nuclear arms control.
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Advanced reactor design and licensing

Dr. Charlton’s primary research areas include:

  • Application of nuclear science and engineering to national security including nuclear nonproliferation, counter-proliferation, security, and deterrence.
  • Radiation effects on electronics
  • Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis
  • Nuclear Applications

Dr. Landsberger’s primary research areas include:

  • Nuclear analytical measurements including neutron activation analysis, Compton suppression and gamma-gamma coincidence and their applications in nuclear forensics, natural radioactivity and environmental monitoring of trace and heavy metals.
  • Development of pedagogical methods for graduate Distance Learning


Dr. Pryor’s primary research areas include:

  • Interdisciplinary whose goal is to develop and deploy remote systems in hazardous/challenging environments to minimize the risks undertaken by human personnel.
  • Reduce the exposure of human operators to hazards while minimizing the overall costs (training, execution, time, and money) associated with the use of remote systems.