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Careers at KAPL

Fellowship Program

Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory is an approved practicum location for three separate Fellowship Programs.

KAPLThe Admiral Hyman Rickover Graduate Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering (Rickover Fellowship Program)
For more than 50 years, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) has been at the forefront of technological and operational innovation. We have a proud tradition of producing nuclear reactor plants for submarines and surface ships that provide unprecedented endurance and power. We are a program with cutting edge technology, high technical standards, and integrity that is at the forefront in development of new reactor concepts. If you are interested in a challenging research project and working with some of the finest technical people in the world, then consider the Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering.

The Rickover Fellowship Program assists in preparing students for roles in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and supports the broader objective of advancing fission energy development through the research efforts of the fellows.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in one (for a Master's degree) or at least two (for a Ph.D. degree) summer practica at one of the NNPP prime contractor research laboratories to gain hands-on experience. The Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory is one of these laboratories. KAPL is located in Schenectady, NY and West Milton, NY and is operated for the NNPP by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation.

Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences or engineering are eligible to apply for the Rickover Fellowship Program. The program is open to all U.S. citizens who will be entering graduate students or who are currently enrolled in a qualified course of study and are interested in pursuing a research topic applicable to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

The fellowship program supports graduate students majoring in nuclear, electrical, mechanical and materials engineering. Research areas include Reactor Physics, Materials Science, Two-Phase Flow and Shielding.

The Rickover Fellowship Program is administered by the Medical University of South Carolina. For more information about the Rickover Fellowship Program, visit their Web site at www.scuref.org/rfp-overview

 

Department of Energy Nuclear Engineering Fellowship ProgramKAPL

KAPL is an approved location for fulfilling practica requirements for students enrolled in the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Engineering Fellowship Program. If you are currently enrolled in the DOE Nuclear Engineering Fellowship Program and are looking for a place to fulfill your practica requirements, please use the following e-mail link to contact KAPL personnel to discuss your research interests and to explore potential opportunities at KAPL:

Jake Ballard - Jake.Ballard.Contractor@unnpp.gov

The DOE Nuclear Engineering Fellowship Program is administered for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Medical University of South Carolina. For more information about the DOE Nuclear Engineering Fellowship Program, please visit their Web site at http://scuref.org/rfp-overview.

 

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program

KAPL is an approved location for fulfilling practica requirements for students enrolled in the Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program. In their practicum, Computational Science Graduate Fellows are provided a range of opportunities to develop improved algorithms for parallel computer architectures, advanced visualization or advanced data management (e.g., data mining and information discovery), just to name a few. You could be involved in new developments within a number of broad categories, including but not limited to: reactor physics, materials science (including semi-conductor applications), two-phase flow and radiation shielding.

If you are currently enrolled in the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program and are looking for opportunities to fulfill your practica requirements, please use the following e-mail link to contact KAPL personnel to discuss your research interests and to explore potential opportunities at KAPL:

Jake Ballard - Jake.Ballard.Contractor@unnpp.gov

The DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program is administered for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Krell Institute. For more information about the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program, visit their Web site at www.krellinst.org.