Nuclear Engineering and Design covers the wide range of disciplines involved in the engineering, design, safety and construction of nuclear fission reactors. The Editors welcome papers both on applied and innovative aspects and developments in nuclear science and technology.

Fundamentals of Reactor Design include:
• Thermal-Hydraulics and Core Physics
• Safety Analysis, Risk Assessment (PSA)
• Structural and Mechanical Engineering
• Materials Science
• Fuel Behavior and Design
• Structural Plant Design
• Engineering of Reactor Components
• Experiments

Aspects beyond fundamentals of Reactor Design covered:
• Accident Mitigation Measures
• Reactor Control Systems
• Licensing Issues
• Safeguard Engineering
• Economy of Plants
• Reprocessing / Waste Disposal
• Applications of Nuclear Energy
• Maintenance
• Decommissioning

Papers on new reactor ideas and developments (Generation IV reactors) such as inherently safe modular HTRs, High Performance LWRs/HWRs and LMFBs/GFR will be considered; Actinide Burners, Accelerator Driven Systems, Energy Amplifiers and other special designs of power and research reactors and their applications are also encouraged.

Editorial board

Editor in Chief

  • Yassin Hassan
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA


  • Sofiane Benhamadouche
    Electricité de France (EDF), Chatou, France
  • Dominique Bestion
    Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), GRENOBLE, France
  • Jason Chao
    United Nuclear Inc, Cupertino, California, USA
  • Xu Cheng
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Chul-Hwa Song
    Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, The Republic of Korea

European Nuclear Society (ENS) Advisor

  • Hadener
    European Nuclear Society, Berne, Switzerland
  • Kussmaul
    Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Sudhamay Basu
    Nuclear Regulatory Commision, Rockville, Maryland, USA
  • G. Berthoud
    Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), Grenoble, France
  • Liangzhi Cao
    Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an Shaanxi, China
  • Alain Combescure
    INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
  • D'Auria
    Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Michael Fütterer
    European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Petten, Netherlands
  • Eckart Laurien
    Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Fu Li
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Xiaojing Liu
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Guenter Lohnert
    Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Elia Merzari
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • Goon-Cherl Park
    KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, Ulsan, The Republic of Korea
  • David Petti
    Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
  • Nik Popov
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Jovica Riznic
    Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Thomas Schulenberg
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • Richard Schultz
    Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
  • Bal Raj Sehgal
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Brian Smith
    Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • Alexander Sorokin
    State Scientific Center of Russian Federation, Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russian Federation
  • Christopher R. Stanek
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • Toshikazu Takeda
    Fukui University, Fukui, Japan
  • Stavros Tavoularis
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Rodolfo Vaghetto
    Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • Bao Wen Yang
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Founding Editors

  • Bonvilla
  • Jaeger

Honorary Editors

  • Fistedis
  • Lahey

Emeritus Principal Editor

  • Kussmaul