RightIn July 2011, the Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab (NSEL) was established under the auspices of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) at the National Capital Region (NCR) to enable the Virginia Tech (VT) Nuclear Engineering (NE) Program to take a leading role in nuclear education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the global society.

The NE Program is a component of the Mechanical Engineering Department at VT. NSEL is a unique research laboratory strategically located at the Virginia Tech Research Center (VTRC) - Arlington.

NSEL engages several research groups from VT andbeyond on various nuclear science and engineeirng applications and policy matters. The current affiliate