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History of the Department

Thomas H. Pigford Oral History 

"Building the Fields of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste Management, 1950-1999"

"I insisted we be as near the middle of the campus as possible because we wanted to have the library and seminars from other departments at our elbow. We were going to be as interdisciplinary as possible."

- Prof. Thomas H. Pigford

 

 

 

Portal to the Past: Department of Nuclear Engineering Circa 1966

 

Former Nuclear Engineering Department Chairs

  Chair Years Served
T.H. Pigford

1959 - 1964

1974 - 1979

1984 - 1988

Hans M. Mark 1964 - 1969
Lawrence M. Grossman 1969 - 1974
Donald R. Olander 1980 - 1984
T. Kenneth Fowler 1988 - 1994
William E. Kastenberg 1995 - 2000
Per F. Peterson

2000 - 2005

2010 - 2011

Jasmina Vujic 2005 - 2009
Karl van Bibber 2012 - Present

 

Most of the former chairs of the Department of Nuclear Engineering
(left to right: T.H. Pigford, Donald R. Olander, T. Kenneth Fowler, William KastenbergPer Peterson and Jasminna Vujic)