Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute

Faculty & Research Interests


Core Nuclear Engineering Faculty

Prelas, Mark A., Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1979


Professor, Nuclear Engineering
PrelasM@missouri.edu

Webpage: prelas.nuclear.missouri.edu
(573) 882-9691

Research Interests: Alternative Fuels; Arms Control; Chemical Vapor Deposition; Direct Energy Conversion; Electric Power Systems; Electronic Materials; Detection and Sensors; Fuel Cells; Hydrogen and Synthetic Fuels; Lasers and Masers; Nuclear Engineering; Photovoltaics; Plasma Physics; Radiation Effects on Materials; Sensing Devices / Transducers; Spectroscopy; Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI); University - Industrial Partnerships; Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction



Loyalka, Sudarshan K., Ph.D., Stanford University, 1967


Curators' Professor, Nuclear Engineering
LoyalkaS@missouri.edu

(573) 882-3568

Research Interests: Advanced Nuclear Reactors; Gas Dynamics; Interfacial Phenomena; Nuclear Reactor Safety; Nuclear Reactor Theory; Transport Theory; Aerosol Mechanics.



Miller, William H., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976


Professor, Nuclear Engineering; Professional Engineer; Certified Health Physicist
MillerW@missouri.edu

(573) 882-9692

Research Interests: Radiation Detection Systems; Non-Destructive Analysis; MIRD Methodology for Dose Assessment



Ghosh, Tushar K., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1989


Professor, Nuclear Engineering
GhoshT@missouri.edu

(573) 882-9736

Research Interests: Mass and Heat Transfer; Hight temperature adsorption; Treatment of Radioactive and Mixed Wastes (organic and inorganic hazardous waste mixtures).



Tompson, Jr., Robert V., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988


Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering
TompsonR@missouri.edu

(573) 882-2881

Research Interests: Rarefied Gas Dynamics; Aerosol Mechanics; Materials Science and Engineering; Laser Applications; Biomedical Engineering; Health Physics



Professor of Emeritus

Volkert, Wynn A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1968


Emeritus Curators' Professor of Radiological Sciences; Professor, Biochemistry ( joint appointment ); Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute ( joint appointment )
VolkertW@health.missouri.edu

(573) 882-6759

Research Interests: Radiopharmaceutical Development; Nuclear Medicine; Technetium-99m Imaging Agents; Technetium Chelate Chemistry; Radiotherapeutic Agents from Radionuclides Produced in Nuclear Reactors; Radiolabeled Tumor seeking Peptide Receptor Agents for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications



Viswanath, Dabir S., Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor
ViswanathD@missouri.edu

(573) 884-0707

Research Interests: High Temperature Adsorption; Heat and Mass Transfer; Detection and Sensor Technology.



Adjunct Faculty, Nuclear Engineering and Science Institute

Bryan Becker


Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Douglas Berning


Nuclear Nonproliferation Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


David Bodde


Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Harvard University.


Robert Brugger


Professor Emeritus, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute


James Case


Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Consulting, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, UMKC, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.


HR Chandrasekhar


Professor, Physics, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Purdue University.


Meera Chandrasekhar


Professor, Physics, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Brown University.


Jack Crawford


Assistant Director, Radiation Safety Officer, MU, Adjunct instructor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, MS, University of Missouri-Columbia.


Gordon D. Christensen


Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, MD, Creighton University.


James Cullom


Physicist, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Consulting, Kansas City, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of South Florida.


Randy D. Curry


Professor, Director of the Center for Physical and Power Electronics, Electrical and Computer engineering, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of St Andrews.


Cathy S. Cutler


Senior Research Scientist, MURR, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Cincinnati.


Julie Dawson


Chief Medical Physicist, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology Department, St. Louis University, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


David DeCroix


Team leader for the D-5 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and aerosol transport team, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, North Carolina State.


Michael J. Devaney


Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


Ted Doerr


Iinset, of Meteorology and Air Quality (ENV-MAQ), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Texas A & M.


Robert Duncan


Vice Chancellor for Research, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara.


Jeff W. Eerkens


Associate Research Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of California-Berkeley.


Gary J. Ehrhardt


Senior Research Scientist, MURR, Assistant Research Professor, Radiology, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Washington University.


Steven Fernandez


Senior Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Idaho.


John Gahl


Senior Research Scientist, MURR, Professor, Eectrical and Computer Engineering, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Texas Tech University.

Keshab Gangopadhyay


Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.


Michael F. Giblin


Research Assistant Professor, Radiology, MU, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


Michael Glascock


Research Assistant Professor, MURR, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Iowa State.


Sreekrishna Goddu


Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Washington University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Waltair, India.


Vellore S. Gopalaratnam


Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Northwestern University.


Christopher Graham


Adjunct Instructor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, MS, University of Missouri-Columbia.


Timothy J. Hoffman


Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri.


Bai-Ling Hsu


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


David Huang


Chief Medical Physicist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Temple University.


Gary Hughes


Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


Enrique Izaguirre


Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Instructor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Drexel University, Philadelphia.


David Jonassen


Professor, School of Information Science and Learning technology, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, EdD, Temple University.


Silvia S. Jurisson


Professor, Chemistry, Professor, Radiology, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Cincinnati.


Kattesh V. Katti


Professor, Senior Research Scientist, Radiology, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Indian Institute of Science.


William Kennedy


Senior Physicist, Ellis Fischel, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of California-Berkeley.


Eric E. Klein


Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University.


Arvind Kumar


Professor, Missouri Science and Technology University, Missouri S&T, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of California, Berkley.


Jay Kunze


Professor, Idaho State University, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Carnegie-Mellon.


Kiratadas Kutikkad


Research Scientist, MURR, Adjunct Associate Professor, Research Reactor, PhD, University of Florida.


Jimmy C. Lattimer


Associate Professor, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, DVM, Washington State University.


John R. Lever


Associate Professor, radiology, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, North Carolina State University.


Michael R. Lewis


Associate Professor, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, MU, Adjunct associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, City of Hope Graduate School of Biological Sciences.


Harold Li


Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology , Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Friedrich-Alexander-Universit�t Erlangen-N�rnberg, Erlangen, Germany.


Andrei Lipson


Adjunct Professor, Russian Academy of Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow.


William Logan


Physicist, Ellis Fischel, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute.


Daniel Low


Professor, Director of Medical Physics Division, Department of Radiation Oncology , Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington.


Wei Lu


Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Instructor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri � Columbia.


Lixin Ma


Assistant Professor, Radiology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Rose Marra


Associate Professor, School of Information Science and Learning Technology, MU, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Colorado.


Paul F. Miceli


Professor, Physics, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign.


Wouter T. Montfrooij


Associate Professor, Physics, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Delft.


David O�Brien


Los Alamos National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


John O�Hara


Systems Engineering and Safety Analysis, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PHD, Adelphi University.


Thomas P. Quinn


Professor, Director of Structural Biology Core, biochemistry/molecular biology, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, St. Louis University.


Dharanipathy Rangaraj


Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


Charles Riggs


Chief Chemist, Callaway Nuclear Power Plant, AmerenUE, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


J. David Robertson


Director of Education and Development, MURR, Professor, Chemistry, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute. PhD, University of Maryland.


Amolak Singh


Professor, Program Director & Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, MU., Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, MD, Amritsar Medical College, Punjab, India.


Annie Sobel


Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Opportunities, Adjunct Professor in Family and Community Medicine, Adjunct Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, MD Case Western Reserve University of Medicine.


Gordon K. Springer


Associate Professor, Computer Science, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Pennsylvania State University.


Haskell Taub


Professor, Physics, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Cornell University.


Herbert Tillema


Professor, Political Science, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Harvard University.


G. Loren Toole


Task Lead for infrastructure projects, TSM-D4, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Adjunct Instructor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, MS, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Kathleen M. Trauth


Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Texas Tech University.


Harry W. Tyrer


Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, MU, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Duke University.


Wynn A. Volkert


Curator�s Professor of Radiological Sciences, Professor of Biological Sciences, MU, Professor Emeritus, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.


Laurie Waters


D-10/D-5 Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, State University of New York.


R. Andrew Winholtz


Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Northwestern University.


David L. Worcester


Associate Professor, biological sciences, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Harvard University.


Professor Deshan Yang


Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Instructor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison.


William Yellon


Adjunct Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University.


Ping Yu


Associate Professor, Physics, MU, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, PhD, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

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