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The mission of the Nuclear Science & Technology Division is to conduct research and support academic programs regarding aspects of nuclear science and technology that are of interest to the community and sponsoring organizations.
About the NSTD
The NSTD was formed in 2001 and houses a multi-disciplinary team with extensive expertise in radiochemistry, nuclear engineering, radioactive waste management, radiation detection and measurement, geology, environmental chemistry, risk assessment, and public communication. The division has state-of-the-art facilities including radiochemistry, radiation detection, transmission electron microscopy and a host of other analytical laboratories. The division also supports two academic programs: the Ph.D. program in Radiochemistry and the M.S. program in Materials & Nuclear Engineering.
This year the division expanded by adding a fourth technical area / "group", National Security. Steve Curtis, retired DOE program manager, was assigned to develop this program and crosscut resources with the other three technical groups.
The research and academic activities of the division are well integrated with the UNLV campus with about a third of the division's funding sub-awarded to academic departments (Chemistry, Physics, Health Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering).