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  • WELCOME! At U.C. Berkeley, nuclear engineers are leading in research that will enable long-term sustainable and economic production of nuclear energy from fission and fusion; provide for responsible recycling and disposal of nuclear wastes; develop advanced, radiation tolerant materials for high-temperature applications; assure security by detecting illicit transfers of nuclear materials; and advance applications of nuclear methods for medical imaging and therapy.

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  • One of Prof. Per Peterson's research foci on nuclear thermal hydraulics is Mark 1 Pebble-Bed FHR (Mk1 PB-FHR). The pre-conceptual design is the latest in a series of studies to explore potential designs for fluoride salt cooled, high temperature reactors. 

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  • Research Spotlight: Prof. Peter Hosemann's research on nuclear materials and chemistry focuses on applying experimental materials science techniques to understanding the effects of radiation degradation on structural nuclear components (fission, fusion, spallation, etc.).

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  • NEWS HIGHLIGHT: The Radwatch Air Monitoring team has put together a unique system that serves high-resolution gamma-ray data hourly to monitor naturally occurring, airborne radioactivity. Weather data are also served to provide insight to correlations that exist in the transport of these radionuclides.

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Latest News

NE Student Hi Vo Wins First Place Poster at the 2014 ANS Winter Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 25th 2014

UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering undergraduate student Hi Vo won Best Undergraduate Research poster at the 2014 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Anaheim, CA in November.  Hi's winning poster is entitled "The Development of Microcompression Testing at Elevated Temperatures".  Congratulations Hi!

 


Peter Hosemann appointed to Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Materials

Friday, Nov 7th 2014

Prof Peter Hosemann was appointed as member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Materials (an Elsevier Journal) in November 2014.

In this function, Prof Hosemann is dedicated to maintain the quality of the journal while providing insight to specific scientific topics for the Editors, and which will help grow the Journal's community.

 


Peter Hosemann to Receive Two Awards at the 2015 TMS Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 29th 2014

Professor Peter Hosemann will be presented two awards at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) meeting on March 17, 2015.

2015 AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award - This award recognizes a young person in the broad fields of metallurgy and materials science for exceptional promise of a successful career..

 


Upcoming Events

Quantifying Uncertainty in Nuclear and Cross Section Data
Morgan White, Ph.D.
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2014 Colloquium Series
The Challenge of Peace: Public Opinion, the Reagan Administration, and the Movement to Freeze the Arms Race
Henry Maar
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2014 Colloquium Series