The Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology is a unique community of multidisciplinary researchers seeking to address societal challenges in global security, human health, energy, and the maintenance and restoration of environmental quality. Our faculty researchers are recognized around the world for their expertise in the detection, monitoring, and clean up of radioactive materials.
Our primary mission is to train emerging scientists and enable creative solutions to challenges in nuclear security, nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, and radioecology.
With the support of a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, WSU is developing a comprehensive radiochemistry graduate training program that will help the United States maintain global leadership in the next generation of safe nuclear energy by developing a highly qualified regional and national scientific workforce. Researchers will begin tackling the complex scientific and technical work necessary to advance environmental cleanup work at Hanford and other DOE cleanup sites around the country.
A National Partnership
WSU is the designated leader of a new DOE Energy Frontier Research Center recently established at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. Funded by a $12 million DOE investment, the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials center (IDREAM) is part of a national collaborative effort to bring the nuclear remediation chapter of U.S. history to a close.