Dr. Glenn Sjoden Joins the Elite Ranks of UtahAES

Achievements in Nuclear Engineering are Enhancing Utah’s Scientific Community

In late June, Nuclear Engineering Professor Dr. Glenn Sjoden was inducted into the Utah Academy of Engineering and Science (UtahAES). This prestigious honor recognizes Dr. Sjoden’s outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear engineering and its broader applications to engineering and science for the betterment of Utah.

Modeled after the US National Academies, UtahAES is an esteemed professional organization that recognizes the remarkable achievements in engineering and science. Its membership is limited to no more than 80 living individuals from Utah, highlighting the exclusivity and honor of Dr. Sjoden’s induction.

Specifically, Dr. Sjoden received this honor for his groundbreaking work in developing advanced radiation transport computational methods. These methods have far-reaching applications, including nuclear treaty monitoring, industrial processes, and academic research leadership.

As the Director of the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP), Dr. Sjoden brings over three decades of diverse experience to his role. His background as a military officer, professor, consultant, and chief scientist showcases his versatility and depth of knowledge. In his capacity of Director of UNEP, Dr. Sjoden leads with a commitment to fostering the next generation of nuclear engineers; Currently, the University of Utah is home to the only Nuclear Engineering minor and graduate degrees in the state, an honor and responsibility that Dr. Sjoden cherishes.

This recent induction also underscores the excellence of faculty at the University of Utah, as Sjoden is now a UtahAES member among several distinguished U professors, including prior Dean of the Price College of Engineering, Dr. Richard Brown.

Having another member of PCoE honored with this prestigious membership reinforces the university’s reputation as a hub of cutting-edge research and academic leadership.



About UNEP

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The Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP) is responsible for educating the next generation workforce in critical nuclear engineering fields and developing innovative procedures and technologies for the advancement of nuclear applications.

Our curriculum is designed for engineers and scientists involved in the nuclear power and radioactive waste industries, nuclear medicine, homeland security, radiation safety, and nuclear materials detection. We offer an undergraduate minor and two graduate degrees (M.S. non-thesis and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering). 

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