Nuclear Energy

Research dedicated to enhancing the potential for affordable, safe and sustainable energy production from nuclear fission and fusion

Inside a customized scanning tunneling microscope, from Nano-structured alloys against corrosion in advanced nuclear plants, Energy Futures, Autumn 2012 Credit: Justin Knight

For nuclear fission energy research, visit the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, a MITEI Low-Carbon Energy Center.




A new era in fusion research at MIT

Novel collaboration aims to commercialize fusion power

Keeping the balance: How flexible nuclear operation can help add more wind and solar to the grid

Optimization model shows that operating nuclear plants flexibly can reduce electricity costs, increase revenue for nuclear plants, and cut CO2 emissions in electric power systems.

Energy alumni: Where are they now?