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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

Prof. Digby Macdonald Awarded Frumkin Memorial Medal

Tuesday, Sep 2nd 2014

Professor Digby Macdonald received the Frumkin Memorial Medal at the 65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) on September 1, 2014, in Lausanne, Switzerland.  This prestigious award is given by the ISE once every two years and honors the recipient for outstanding work in the field of Electrochemistry.  Professor Macdonald was awarded the Frumkin Medal based on the development of the modern theory of passivity and passivity breakdow

 


Hitachi Begins Joint Research with UCBNE and Two Other American Universities

Monday, Sep 1st 2014

Hitachi Begins Joint Research with Three American Universities Targeting Resource-renewable Boiling Water Reactors that can Reduce the Time Required for Decay in the Radioactivity of Waste Materials

 


Peter Hosemann Promoted to Associate Professor

Tuesday, Jul 22nd 2014

Congratulations Professor Hosemann on your promotion to Associate Professor!

 


Upcoming Events

The CASL Energy Innovation Hub Development of the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications
Jess C. Gehin, Ph.D.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2014 Colloquium Series