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Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar

Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Associate Dean

Office: CAES 284


Dr. Dunzik-Gougar received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 2003. Her research interests include the nuclear fuel cycle, systems modeling, spent fuel processing, and waste form development.

Maxwell, Daniels - Reactor Supervisor

Maxwell Daniels

Reactor Supervisor


Mr. Daniels graduated from Idaho State University with his B.S. and M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He is currently pursuing an M.B.A. in Operations Management. His past work includes interning as both a mechanical and process engineer at various engineering firms across the United States. Interests include advanced reactor concepts, nuclear energy policy, and small modular reactor (SMR) design licensing. Personal interests include mountain biking, powerlifting, video games, and community service.


Jay Kunze

Emeritus Professor

Office: LEL 235C


Dr. Kunze received his Ph. D. in Nuclear Physics from Carnegie Mellon University-Pittsburg in 1959. His research interests include underground siting of nuclear power plant parks, the health effects of low level radiation, laser isotope enrichment of medical and industrial isotopes, and reactor designs with high burn up capability and long time between refueling.

George Imel

Ph.D. - Professor

Office: CAES 280


Dr. Imel received his Ph. D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Nuclear Engineering in 1977. His research interests include sodium fast reactor development, uncertainty propagation in reactor experiments, and development of new techniques in support of advanced nuclear systems.