Finding global solutions to the world’s most critical needs
The mission of ACU’s NEXT Lab is to provide global solutions to the world’s need for energy, water and medical isotopes by advancing the technology of molten salt reactors while educating future leaders in nuclear science and engineering.
The Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory, or NEXT Lab, is dedicated to finding real-world solutions to some of the world's most critical needs using advanced nuclear reactor designs. Our team includes senior physicists and engineers who work alongside students to find solutions that are safe, environmentally responsible, and affordable enough to benefit those living in poverty across the globe...learn more
The NEXT Lab is housed in the recently remodeled Engineering and Physics Laboratories on the campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. This new facility includes modern machine shops, dedicated research labs, and ample high-bay research areas. This new lab space is part of a larger $75 million dollar capital campaign that will provide three new science and engineering buildings.