Welcome to the Max Carbon Radiation Science Center


Visitor's viewing window into the UW Nuclear Reactor Lab facility

The Max Carbon Radiation Science Center is home to the UW Nuclear Reactor Lab and the Reactor Materials Research Center. The 1 MW-thermal nuclear reactor is licensed to operate into 2031 having received a 20 year license renewal in March 2011.

The Reactor is used to teach nuclear engineering classes and also provides irradiation services and other support for various research projects.

The Reactor Materials Research Center is equipped with two eight-foot fume hoods, SEM and TEM microscopes, a hot cell and a controlled environment glove box.