Energy and Nuclear Security Research at UIUC

Energy and nuclear security are two equally important areas of security that are combined together here both because of their similarities and because a number of researches are done in the overlap of these areas.

Energy Security primarily includes aspects of the reliable delivery of energy supplies as affected by the type of energy technologies in use. It also deals with man-made and natural interruptions of energy supplies, and the robustness of systems to the prevention of and response to interruptions of energy supplies. Access to relatively cheap energy is essential to the functioning of modern economies while the uneven distribution of energy supplies among countries leads to significant vulnerabilities. This makes energy security an area concerning not only the environment and the quality of life, but also international politics.

Nuclear Security includes technology relevant to nuclear weapons, security aspects of commercial use of nuclear energy, and unintended and intentionally caused exposures to radiological hazards. Nuclear energy and weapons that make use of it aren’t present in every country. But the greater risks of destruction compared to any other weapon or source of energy, combined with more countries getting access to it, make this a major area of security for the whole world.


Full Name Email Department Title Publishing Date
Martin Kalinowski Website Unknown A review of the developments of radioxenon detectors for nuclear explosion monitoring 9/1/2017
Magdi Ragheb Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) History of Harnessing Wind Power 5/16/2017
Zahra Mohaghegh Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) Global importance measure methodology for integrated probabilistic risk assessment 4/1/2020
Clair Sullivan Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) Radiation Detection and Measurement in the Handbook of Measurement in Sci & Eng 4/1/2016
Caleb Brooks Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) A multi-dimensional dataset for two-phase instability in low pressure natural circulation based on direct transient local measurement 2020-4
Paolo Gardoni Civil Engineering Conditional formulation for the calibration of multi-level random fields with incomplete data 2020-12
Tomasz Kozlowski Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) A possible application of catastrophe theory to boiling water reactor instability 2020-1
James Stubbins Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) Impedance spectroscopy and microstructural characterization of the corrosion behavior of FeCrAl alloy in lead-bismuth eutectic 2012-12-1
Angela Di Fulvio Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) Expectation-propagation for weak radionuclide identification at radiation portal monitors 12/1/2020
David Miller Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) North American Pressurized Water Reactor 1999 Occupational Dose Analysis, 1999 ISOE NEA/IAEA Annual Report 11/1/2000
Kathryn Huff Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) Fuel cycle performance of fast spectrum molten salt reactor designs 1/1/2019
Todd Robinson Unconventional Weapons What Do We Mean By Nuclear Proliferation? 1/1/2015
Roy Axford Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) A Sensitivity Analysis of Nuclear Assembly Extinction Probabilities: Application to Reevaluated Fission Multiplicity Data 1/1/2010
Karen Hogenboom University Library Lessons learned about access to government information after World War II can be applied after September 11 1/1/2008
William Roy Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) The Environmental Fate and Movement of Organic Solvents in Water, Soil, and Air 1/1/2000