The Nuclear Energy, Science, and Engineering Laboratory (NESEL) at Kennesaw State University is a multi-disciplinary research organization with emphasis in activities in nuclear power, nuclear nonproliferation and security, nuclear plant cyber security, neutronics, Monte Carlo modeling, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, radiation protection, radiological assessment, radiation therapy and diagnostics, radiation detector development, and robotics for radiation mapping, and characterization. NESEL involves various aspects from several fields of engineering including, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Systems and Industrial Engineering.


The NESEL research group is designed to help students:

  1. expand their understanding and knowledge of their academic field;
  2. define their academic, professional, and personal interests;
  3. pursue academic experiences that improve their resume;
  4. acquire experience in presenting their work at conferences, publishing, and working with other students on research projects;
  5. develop critical thinking and explore various research techniques;
  6. acquire leadership, communication skills, and time management; and
  7. establish important connections with faculty mentors.

Research is the pursuit of knowledge via systematic investigation to establish facts and reach new conclusions. Student research is a self-directed effort in which students’ work, individually or as part of a team, explore matters of interest to them. Students and faculty mentors work together to propose, design, and implement an original research project and then communicate the results by publishing and presenting their research outcomes at conferences.

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