The Nuclear Science & Technology Division

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

NSTD Research Faculty & Staff

Dr. Hechanova

Dr. Anthony Hechanova

Group Leader, Nuclear Science & Technology Group
Director, UNLV Transmutation Research Program

Harry Reid Center, UNLV
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 454009
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4009

Phone: (702) 895-1457
Fax: (702) 895-2354


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. (Nuclear Engineering), 1995
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. (Nuclear Engineering), 1990
University of California, Davis, M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 1988
University of California, Davis, B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 1986

Research Interests

High Temperature Heat Exchangers for Nuclear Hydrogen Applications
Public Communication and Radiological Risk Assessment, Radioactive Waste Management, Accelerator-Driven Transmutation Technology,
Radiation Detection and Measurement, Health Physics, and Nuclear Power and Energy Systems


UNLV Transmutation Research Program
UNLV Research Foundation High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project
Radioactive Waste Management at the Nevada Test Site

  • Greater Confinement Disposal Technical Working Group
  • Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Support Projects
  • Pahrump Nuclear Waste Advisory Board Consultant Emeritus from UNLV

International Young Professional Nuclear Networking

  • Plutonium Forum, Obninsk, Russia, July 1998
  • International Youth Nuclear Congress, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2000
  • International Youth Nuclear Congress, Daejon, South Korea, 2002
  • International Youth Nuclear Congress, Toronto, Canada, 2004

Dr. Hechanova's Curriculum Vitae