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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 Professor Lee Bernstein Receives Three Awards

Friday, Aug 28th 2015

Dr. Lee Bernstein, a Nuclear Engineering Department Adjunct Professor and LLNL employee, has been awarded a record THREE awards from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.

 


Professor Slaybaugh Quoted in The Scientist

Monday, Aug 10th 2015

Nuclear Engineering Professor Rachel Slaybaugh was quoted in an August 1, 2015 article in The Scientist.   The article, entitled "Get With the Program: DIY tips for adding coding to your analysis arsenal", provided tips and suggestions for introducing data analysis tools into research.   Professor Slaybaugh pointed out the importance of using version-controlled software and documenting code.  The full article can be read here:

 


Incoming NE Ph.D. Student Wins Best Poster Award

Friday, Jul 24th 2015

Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Fellow and incoming Fall 2015 UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering graduate student, Daniel Hellfeld, won the JD Williams Best Poster Award at this year’s Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. He recently completed an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University.

 


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.