.: Since 2000 the research is focused mainly on Next Generation Reactors, in particular on Small-Medium Modular Reactors (SMRs) and on Generation IV studies (Lead Fast Reactors, Molten Salt Reactors).
.: Current R&D areas include: thermal hydraulics and safety systems – both modelling and experimental -, thermal mechanics, nuclear fuel performance and neutronics, multi-physics & model-based simulation and control, and economics.
.: The NRGroup is active also on innovative safety concept and systems (co-owner of International Patent on IRIS integral reactor containment and safety systems).
.: International experts are often hosted by NRGroup to offer seminars to students and colleagues.
.: NRGroup people collaborate also to Summer & Winter schools on Nuclear Engineering topics (e.g. in EURATOM funded projects, in S.Petersburg Polytechnic).
.: Edu&Training activities refer also to professionals, e.g. in the field of Nuclear Project Management (in collaboration with MIP-Business School of Politecnico di Milano).