NRC Fellowship Opportunity

NRC Nuclear Engineering Doctoral Fellowship

Current fellowship program lasts until July 2022. Please download the application form and the service agreement. Submit your application package to Dr. Xue Yang. Please contact Dr. Xue Yang if you have any question.

Deadline: rolling basis. The application is reviewed and evaluated immediately until all positions are filled. 

Program Features:

  • Available fellowship positions: up to two per academic year.

  • Open to all current and future PhD students in TAMUK SESE and EVEN doctoral programs who are or will be doing nuclear related PhD dissertations.

  • Stipend: fellowship of $1,600/month and tuition coverage for two years.

  • Travel: limited support for traveling to professional conferences.


  • US citizen, permanent resident, or noncitizen national.

  • GPA of 3.3 or higher (new/future/perspective students: undergraduate and master GPA; current PhD students: TAMUK doctoral curriculum GPA).

  • Admitted to TAMUK SESE or EVEN doctoral programs.

  • PhD dissertation topic is in broad areas of nuclear science, engineering, and technology.

  • Commitment: serve 1 year in nuclear-related employment in US after graduation. 

Nuclear faculty members:

Students are encouraged to choose the following faculty members as their advisor and contact them to determine dissertation topics. The student applicants may work with other faculty members, as long as the dissertation topic is nuclear-related as determined by the fellowship committee.

SESE doctoral program:

  • Dr. Xue Yang, Assistant Professor, Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering. Area of interests: reactor physics, radiation transport, numerical methods, parallel computing, atomic simulation of plasma-material interactions.

  • Dr. Yousri Elkassabgi, Professor, Mechanical Engineering. Area of interests: thermos-hydraulic modeling, computational fluid dynamics.

EVEN doctoral program:

  • Dr. Lee Clapp, Professor and Chairman, Environmental Engineering. Area of interests: groundwater restoration, groundwater modeling, contaminant fate and transport modeling, biogeochemical modeling, health physics, environmental monitoring.

This page was last updated on: October 20, 2017