Spring 2021 Colloquium

Spring 2021 Colloquium Archive

Individual Stories behind Fukushima Nuclear Tragedy

April 30, 2021

SPEAKER: Kazuma Obara Photojournalist DATE/TIME: FRI, 04/30/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: via zoom  Spring 2021 Colloquium Series Abstract: Japanese photojournalist Obara will give a talk about individual stories of Fukushima …

Fuel Cycle Needs to Support Advanced Reactors

April 23, 2021

SPEAKER: Christina J. Leggett, Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering Technical Consultant Booz Allen Hamilton DATE/TIME: FRI, 04/23/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: zoom Spring 2021 Colloquium Series Abstract: Now is an exciting …

Thinking differently about radiation damage: New methods of measurement using nuclear magnetic resonance.

April 23, 2021

SPEAKER: Ian Farnan Professor of Earth and Nuclear Materials in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge DATE/TIME: FRI, 04/23/2021 – 11:00AM TO 12:00PM LOCATION: zoom Spring 2021 Colloquium …

Protactinium Production in Leading Thorium Fuel Cycles

April 9, 2021

SPEAKER: Dr. Eva C. Uribe senior systems research analyst at Sandia National Laboratories DATE/TIME: FRI, 04/09/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: zoom SPRING 2021 Colloquium Series Abstract: Nuclear power from …

University-National Lab Collaborations in Nuclear Engineering: From Research to Workforce

March 19, 2021

SPEAKER: Dr. Noël Bakhtian Executive Director of the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab DATE/TIME: FRI, 03/19/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: …

Electrification in Metals and Mining: One Path Forward?

March 12, 2021

SPEAKER: Antoine Allanore Associate Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT DATE/TIME: FRI, 03/12/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: Zoom Spring 2021 Colloquium Series …

DESIGN AND MODELING CHALLENGES OF NUCLEAR THERMAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS

March 5, 2021

SPEAKER: Kotlyar Dan, Assistant Professor Nuclear and Radiological Office: (404) 385-5372, dan.kotlyar@me.gatech.edu WEBSITE: https://sites.gatech.edu/core/ DATE/TIME: FRI, 03/5/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: zoom Spring 2021 Colloquium Series Abstract: Dr. Kotlyar …

NuScale Power – A Scalable Clean Energy Solution

February 26, 2021

SPEAKER: José N. Reyes, Jr. Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/26/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: VIA ZOOM SPRING 2021 Colloquium Series Abstract: Recent studies show that the …

Personalized Cancer Radiotherapy Through In Vivo Sensing

February 19, 2021

SPEAKER: Mekhail Anwar, MD PhD DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/19/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: via zoom Spring 2021 Colloquium Series Abstract: We will discuss how to personalize cancer therapy through the …

Nuclear Landscapes: planning for nuclear waste disposal using cultural heritage thinking

February 12, 2021

SPEAKER: Rosemary Joyce Professor of Anthropology DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/12/2021 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: ZOOM Spring 2021 Colloquium Series Abstract: The global nuclear industry has for decades used sites like …

Spring 2022 Colloquium

Spring 2022 Colloquium Archive

What can nuclear engineering learn from design research? Integrating theory and evidence from contemporary nuclear reactor design into policy design

April 29, 2022

SPEAKER: Aditi Verma ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (FALL 2022) DATE/TIME: FRI, 04/29/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 Etcheverry Hall Abstract While nuclear reactor design is recognized as an …

Imaging at the Speed of Light – Reconstruction-Free Radionuclide Imaging

April 22, 2022

SPEAKER: Simon R. Cherry Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Radiology DATE/TIME: FRI, 04/22/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 Etcheverry Hall Positron emission tomography (PET) is a …

Exact Difference Schemes and Recent Advances in Coarse Mesh Methods for Thermal Hydraulics

March 18, 2022

SPEAKER: Rizwan-uddin Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign DATE/TIME: FRI, 03/18/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: Zoom Spring 2022 Colloquium Series Abstract: Roots of …

Networked Radiation Detection in Urban Environments

March 4, 2022

SPEAKER: Dr. Ren Cooper Staff Applied Physicist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory DATE/TIME: Fri, 03/04/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Spring 2022 Colloquium Series Abstract: The ability to …

Is Nuclear Clean?

February 25, 2022

SPEAKER: Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Reactor Administrator, and American Nuclear Society President DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/25/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: zoom Spring 2022 Colloquium Series …

For a Safer Nuclear Outlook: Learning from Experience within an Adaptive & Generic Probabilistic Safety Assessment Framework

February 18, 2022

SPEAKER: Dr. Ali Ayoub Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, ​Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) DATE/TIME: Fri, 02/18/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Spring 2022 …

From Superheavy Elements to the Stockpile: The Journey of a Cal Grad

February 4, 2022

SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah Nelson DATE/TIME: Fri, 02/04/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: zoom Spring 2022 Colloquium Series Abstract: TBD About the Speaker: Dr. Sarah Nelson, a nuclear and radiochemist, serves …

Recent inertial confinement fusion experiments at NIF reaching 1.35 MJ and the Lawson criterion for ignition

January 28, 2022

SPEAKER: DR. ANDREA (ANNIE) L. KRITCHER DATE/TIME: FRI, 01/28/2022 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: via Zoom Spring 2022 Colloquium Series Abstract: The inertial fusion community have been working towards ignition …

Spring 2023 Colloquium

Spring 2023 Colloquium Archive

NASA Open Science: Space Radiation and Biological Effects

April 28, 2023

SPEAKER: Dr. Sylvain V. Costes Space Biosciences Research Branch Chief Project Manager for Open Science for Space Biology (GeneLab/ALSDA) Director of the Radiation Biophysics Laboratory NASA Ames Research Center DATE/TIME: …

“Future Directions for Nuclear Energy”

April 14, 2023

SPEAKER: Per F. Peterson Distinguished Professor William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed Chair Department of Nuclear Engineering DATE/TIME: FRI, 04/14/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Spring 2023 …

Proton therapy: a perfect slice of physics, mathematics, and biology

March 24, 2023

SPEAKER: Ke Sheng, Ph.D., FAAPM, Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Physics Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco DATE/TIME: FRI, 03/124/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: Zoom …

Radiation damage studies in metals and metal/oxide heterostructures through in-situ TEM

March 10, 2023

SPEAKER: Djamel Kaoumi Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University DATE/TIME: FRI, 03/10/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 Etcheverry Hall Abstract: When coupled to an ion …

A Youth Led Nuclear Victory at COP-27

March 3, 2023

SPEAKER: Ia Aanstoot, Stockholm DATE/TIME: FRI, 03/03/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: Zoom In what is undoubtedly a first for Berkeley Nuclear Engineering, this week’s colloquium will be given by …

Design of the first fusion laboratory experiment to achieve target gain

February 24, 2023

SPEAKER: Dr. Andrea (Annie) Kritcher Team lead in the Inertial Confinement Fusion program and Group leader in Design Physics DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/24/2023 – 11:00AM TO 12:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL …

Ab Astris ad Terram, ad Astra Iterum: Radiation Effects Engineering – An Overview

February 17, 2023

SPEAKER: Greg Allen Senior Radiation Effects Engineer, Center for Space Radiation Lead DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/17/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Spring 2023 Colloquium Series Abstract: Radiation effects …

Overview of INL RELAP5-3D system code and examples of application to reactor analysis.

February 10, 2023

SPEAKER: Dr. Paolo BALESTRA ART-GCR Methods Lead DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/10/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Spring 2023 Colloquium Series Abstract: RELAP5-3D is the latest in the RELAP5 …

Global Famine after Nuclear War

February 3, 2023

SPEAKER: Professor Alan Robock Department of Environmental Sciences Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ, USA http://climate.envsci.rutgers.edu/nuclear/ E-mail: robock@envsci.rutgers.edu DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/03/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Spring 2023 …

Managing Operational Risk in Nuclear Facilities with TensorFlow

February 3, 2023

SPEAKER: William Zywiec Staff Scientist and Group Leader in the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory DATE/TIME: FRI, 02/03/2018 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 Etcheverry Abstract: …

Radiation damage studies in metals and metal/oxide heterostructures through in-situ TEM

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SPEAKER:

Djamel Kaoumi

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University

DATE/TIME:
FRI, 03/10/2023 - 3:00PM TO 4:00PM
LOCATION:
3105 Etcheverry Hall

Abstract: When coupled to an ion beam accelerator, the spatial resolution of Transmission Electron Microscopy makes it an invaluable imaging technique to track the real-time response of microstructure under irradiation, shedding light on the mechanisms of formation and growth of defects in materials. To illustrate the beauty and power of the technique, a couple examples will be covered: (i) in-situ experiments of grain growth under irradiation in nanocrystalline metals which led to the development of a thermal spike model based on the direct impact of the point defect cascades on grain boundaries; (ii) in situ irradiation of metal/oxide multilayers shedding light on the defect formation on oxide scales which typically build on alloys used in nuclear reactors (such as Fe and Cr oxides).

Bio: Dr Kaoumi obtained his PhD from Penn State University in 2007 in Nuclear Engineering. Before that, his MS in Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Materials Science at the University of Florida in 2001, and his BSc in Physics at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France. Dr Kaoumi’s research interests are in Nuclear Materials with the aim of developing a mechanistic understanding of microstructure-property relationships, and an emphasis on microstructure evolution under harsh environment (i.e. irradiation, high temperature, and mechanical stress) and how it can impact macroscopic properties and performance. Dr Kaoumi has built an expertise in in-situ characterization techniques especially In-situ TEM (coupled with irradiation and/or straining) and how these techniques can be used for relevant nuclear applications, which will be the object of his seminar.

A Youth Led Nuclear Victory at COP-27

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SPEAKER:

Ia Aanstoot, Stockholm

DATE/TIME:
FRI, 03/03/2023 - 3:00PM TO 4:00PM
LOCATION:
Zoom

In what is undoubtedly a first for Berkeley Nuclear Engineering, this week’s colloquium will be given by a high school student in Stockholm, who played a critical role in delaying the COP27 climate negotiations by three hours and fundamentally changed the outcome by making it include nuclear power. The climate crisis is the biggest challenge humanity has stood before. COP27 and the COPs before and after it are an international attempt to combat climate change, but since the very beginning they, and the environmental movement that started it all, have been anti-nuclear. This is the story of the shift to pro-nuclear, and how three words can change the meaning of an international agreement. This colloquium will cover the basics of international climate politics, the structure and conflicts of COP, the outcomes of COP27, the basic methods and goals of nuclear advocacy, and the story of how an eighteen-year-old ended up holding a colloquium.

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