The Gaerttner Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is a major research facility used to conduct basic and applied research. This facility is one of two unique facilities available in the Nuclear Engineering program at RPI. The LINAC center plays a vital role in providing the department with valuable resources for undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral researchers. In addition, industrial contacts, outside researchers, and an experienced technical staff provide added attributes that provide opportunity, diversity, and specialized capabilities.