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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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  • 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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  • RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: One of Prof. Per Peterson's research foci on nuclear thermal hydraulics is the Pebble Bed Advanced High Temperature Reactor (PB-AHTR), which is a liquid salt cooled, high temperature reactor design developed at UC Berkeley in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other national labs.

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Latest News

Peter Hosemann Promoted to Associate Professor

Tuesday, Jul 22nd 2014

Congratulations Professor Hosemann on your promotion to Associate Professor!


Transcript and Podcast of Per Peterson's Climate One Panel Discussion Now Available

Monday, Jul 21st 2014

In April, Professor Per Peterson participated in a panel discussion on "Nuclear Power: Meltdown or Revival?" for the Climate One at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

A transcript and podcast of the discussion are now available. 

http://www.climate-one.org/transcripts/nuclear-power-meltdown-or-revival


Teamwork at Berkeley Nuclear Engineering

Friday, Jul 18th 2014

To become true multi-displinary specialists, nuclear engineers often work in teams and collaborate with professionals across different fields in order to solve large-scale problems impacting our society.  Students at Berkeley Nuclear Engineering areno exception.  Under the direction of Prof. Peter Hosemann, students within the Nuclear Materials group collaborated to compete in the TMS 2015 Bladesmithing Competition


Upcoming Events

The Department of Nuclear Engineering regularly hosts lectures and colloquia from academic and industry professionals. Past colloquia can be found within the Colloquium Archive.

Stay tuned for future event announcements.