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Exploring Nuclear Technologies for Our Energy Future

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Department of Nuclear Science and Technology conducts research and development related to nuclear technologies (reactors and accelerator-driven systems), reliability and risk assessment, and advanced modeling techniques for reactor simulation and energy systems

The Department serves as a resource for nuclear physics research and nuclear technologies such as reactors, accelerator driven systems, and isotope applications.  It supports the missions of the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other national and international organizations. With a world-class staff of professionals with expertise in a broad range of areas so that it can work in materials science, reactor physics, thermal-hydraulics, structural mechanics, human factors, mechanical engineering, risk analysis, and nuclear physics.

Department Groups and Centers

The Nuclear Science & Technology Department is part of Brookhaven Lab's Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation Directorate.