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Nuclear Science Center, Dodgen Research Facility

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Corey Hines | Director, Nuclear Science Center & NSC User Facility

Carlie Jackson | Fiscal Specialist


Nuclear and Chemical Science (NuCS) Core Facility and Reactor Operations

Zach Heiden | Research Scientist, NuCS Core Facility

Hillary Bennett | Reactor Supervisor, Senior Reactor Operator

Bryant Tanner | Reactor Technician, Reactor Operator

Joseph Cummings | Reactor Technician, Senior Reactor Operator

Zee St. Hilaire | Technical Assistant, Reactor Operator & NuCS Core Facility

Rachael Bergman | Assistant Scientist, NuCS Core Facility

Current Student Operators & Operators in Training


NSC User Facility Membership

Jim Boncella  |  Professor, Chemistry

Xiaofeng Guo |  Assistant Professor, Chemistry

John McCloy  |  Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

Liana Moreau  |  Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Di Wu  |  Assistant Professor, The Gene & Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering

NRC Licensee Community

The TRIGA reactor at the Nuclear Science Center, previously the Nuclear Radiation Center, at Washington State University has been utilized for research and educational projects since its establishment in 1957. While the reactor has grown both in maximum licensed power level and in scope over the years, our core mission to provide quality nuclear products, services and education to the global community has remained constant. The unique and dedicated staff members of both past and present have been critical in the facilities success and drive over the years. In order to continue to serve the core mission of developing the next generation of the nuclear science workforce, we at the Center want to stay connected to the ever growing NSC team and staff and develop a network of reactor operators, researchers, and staff members.

Please follow the link below to stay connected with the ongoing reactor operations, research experiments, and student development. Thank you for your continued support to the WSU Nuclear Science Center!

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