MIT community members elected to the National Academy of Engineering for 2024

MIT School of Engineering, MIT News

Marc Baldo, Jacopo Buongiorno, and Hsiao-hua Burke, along with 13 additional MIT alumni, are honored for significant contributions to engineering research, practice, and education.

WSJ Profile of NRL Irradiation Facilities Engineer Andrii Tuz

Jennifer Hiller, WSJ

He Warned of Nuclear Disaster in Ukraine. Then He Was Thrown in a Russian Jail and Tortured.

Now in exile in Boston and working for MIT, Andriy Tuz wonders if he will ever be able to go home again

Student Operator Applications Due October 28th, 2023

We have five positions available for freshmen and sophomores from local colleges to apply to be trained and licensed to operate the MITR. This is a paid position and applications are due before October 21st October 28th. The application process is below and more details about the position can be found here

NRL Projects Awarded CINR FY22 Funding

Taylor Tracy, NRL

NRL and Infinite Cooling partner to demonstrate new water-saving technology

David Chandler, MIT News Office

System could reclaim pure water from power plant cooling towers; at-scale prototypes tested on MIT facilities have proven effective.

Today in NRL history - July 21st, 1958

Taylor Tracy, NRL

NSE and NRL receive DOE SBIR project funding

Taylor Tracy, NRL

NRL receives four DOE project awards

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Molten salt solutions may supply scientists with new insights into nuclear energy

Gage Taylor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Distance learning options through the NRL

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Disposable N95 Masks Have Decreased Filtration Efficiency after Cobalt-60 Gamma Irradiation

Avilash Cramer, Enze Tian, Sherryl H Yu, Mitchell Galanek, Edward Lamere, Ju Li, Rajiv Gupta, Michael P Short

NRC approves new digital Nuclear Safety System

Taylor Tracy, NRL

NRL superintendent Sarah Don selected for L2L program

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Six newly licensed reactor and senior reactor operators

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Several New Projects at MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab Funded by U.S. DOE

Taylor Tracy, NRL

MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Lab was recently awarded research funding by the U.S. Department of Energy for three different programs.

Spring 2019 NRL Seed Program Proposal Selected

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Fall 2018 NRL Seed Program Proposals Selected

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Dr. Lin-Wen Hu Awarded ANS Fellowship

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Inside MIT’s Nuclear Reactor – ANS Nuclear Cafe Friday Matinee

Will Davis - American Nuclear Society

Reactor Tour Video and Others Now Online

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Three Proposals Selected for NRL Seed Program

Taylor Tracy, NRL

Remembering Former NRL Director, Dr. Otto Harling

We are saddened to have learned about the passing of Dr. Otto Harling, former Director of the NRL, on December 18, 2016. He was the fifth and longest-serving Lab Director, serving from 1976 to 1996.

Click here to read the MIT News obituary for Dr. Harling.

The MIT NRL will again be part of the Cambridge Science Festival

Ever wanted to stand in the control room of a nuclear reactor? Curious as to how MIT's reactor operates? Come visit MIT's Nuclear Research Reactor Lab and learn more about nuclear science and engineering, radiation facts and safety, the types of research conducted at the lab, and view the facility from the inside! Bring your questions and take advantage of this unique opportunity! Limited to 30 participants.

The target audience is families, teens, and adults; the tours are free. Tours will be given on April 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM and will last about 1-1/2 hours.

Our tours for the 2016 Cambridge Science Festival are at capacity! We hope to see you at next year's festival if you were unable to make it onto a tour this time around!

Appointment of a new Director of Reactor Operations

The MIT NRL is very pleased to announce the appointment of Al Queirolo as the new Director of Reactor Operations. Al arrived at the NRL on January 4, 2016, and will assume full DRO responsibility following completion of various training requirements in a few months. The NRL is very fortunate to have the opportunity to bring on a new DRO with an extraordinary level of operational and managerial experience. Al comes to us from Brookhaven National Laboratory where he served as manager of operations of the Brookhaven High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR), and later as manager of the Reactor Division. A critically important goal for the MIT NRL is to be able to significantly improve reactor operational reliability, which can then greatly improve our research performance. During Al's tenure as head of the operations of the 60-MW HFBR, the facility had a virtually perfect record of operational reliability. We have great confidence that Al can work within our excellent operations organization bringing together inside knowledge and his outside experience to make a major leap forward in the NRL’s operational performance.

MIT NRL Receives Environmental Health and Safety Award

On December 8, 2015, the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory received MIT Environmental Health and Safety’s 2015 Excellence Award. This recognition is awarded annually to an MIT lab, center or department with the highest achievement in the implementation and completion of EHS safety initiatives and training, including laboratory self-inspections and follow-through.