About Our Center

Our faculty and students are working to promote clean and safe nuclear energy. Research taking place at the General Atomics Center focuses on accident-tolerant fuels and materials that are less susceptible to the type of damage that occurred at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Also, researchers are studying and developing nuclear waste forms to improve the durability and cost of disposal of high level nuclear waste. The Center works with public institutions, private companies and policy makers to share information and discoveries about nuclear technologies.

The Center is made possible, in part, through a $900,000 gift from San Diego-based General Atomics, a leading nuclear technology company.