sense the future of nuclear
Center for Reactor Instrumentation and Sensor Physics

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newly established joint MIT and INL technology innovation, development, and maturation hub

Focus Areas
Measurement Sciences
Decision Sciences and Advanced Controls
Data-Driven and Hybrid Technologies (AI/ML)
CRISP connects experts from diverse organizations to devise solutions for sensing and instrumentation, and to test these systems under irradiation. CRISP's mission is to advance the current state of automation in nuclear systems by developing foundational technologies to significantly reduce staffing levels needed in current and future nuclear power plants.
Future generations of nuclear power plants - including small modular reactor and microcreactor designs - will need autonomous or semi-autonomous control technologies for microgrid applications where the exchange with the generation and load will be highly transactional. Autonomous control of reactors will enable plants to operate more collaboratively.


Sacit Cetiner, Scientific Director:


David Carpenter, Operations Director: