Spring 2024 Colloquium

Spring 2024 Colloquium Archive

Adam Cunha

Brachytherapy State of the Art and Future Directions

February 26, 2024

SPEAKER: J. Adam M. Cunha Assistant Professor  DATE/TIME: MON, 02/26/2024 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3106 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract: Radiation has been used for the treatment of cancer for over …

The Applied Nuclear Physics Program at Lawrence Berkeley Lab: Advancing Radiation Detection Techniques through Coupling with Computer and Robotics Technologies

January 29, 2024

SPEAKER: Dr. Brian Quiter Staff Applied Physicist/Engineer and Deputy Program Head of the Applied Nuclear Physics Program DATE/TIME: MON, 01/29/2024 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract: Researchers …

Daniel Siefman

Constrained Bayesian Optimization of Experiments

January 22, 2024

SPEAKER: Daniel Siefman Assistant Professor  DATE/TIME: MON, 01/22/2024 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract: Engineering and research projects often involve optimizing a variable with respect to input …

Fall 2023 Colloquium

Fall 2023 Colloquium Archive

The Berkeley Space Center

November 27, 2023

SPEAKER: Alexandre Bayen Liao-Cho Professor, EECS; Associate Provost for the Berkeley Space Center DATE/TIME: MON, 11/27/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract This talk will describe the …

Jennifer Shusterman

Microfluidics Separations for Field-Deployable Nuclear Forensics

November 13, 2023

SPEAKER: Jennifer Shusterman Staff Scientist, LLNL DATE/TIME: MON, 11/13/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract The Nuclear and Radiochemistry group at LLNL works on a wide variety …

Chemistry and physics of graphite in molten fluoride salts

November 6, 2023

SPEAKER: L Vergari Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign DATE/TIME: MON, 11/06/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract Graphite is a ubiquitous …

INL’s Role in Advanced Reactor Demonstration and New Modeling & Simulation Capabilities

October 30, 2023

SPEAKER: Dr. Abdalla Abou-Jaoude Advanced Reactor Research Integrator DATE/TIME: MON, 10/30/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is at the forefront of the …

Boiling Heat Transfer Experimental Research at MIT: Accomplishments, Open Questions, and Future Directions

October 23, 2023

SPEAKER: Dr. Matteo Bucci Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT DATE/TIME: MON, 10/23/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract In every field of science, the …

Need for Speed in Scintillation Detectors

October 16, 2023

SPEAKER: Dennis R. Schaart, PhD Head, Medical Physics & Technology Delft University of Technology DATE/TIME: MON, 10/16/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract Remarkable progress is being …

Coal-to-Nuclear Repowering for a Just Transition

October 9, 2023

SPEAKER: Jessica Lovering Executive Director, Good Energy Collective DATE/TIME: MON, 10/9/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract This talk will focus on the intersection between policies to …

Next-generation neutrino detection with Eos

October 2, 2023

SPEAKER: Professor Gabriel O. Gann Associate Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley Faculty Scientist, LBNL DATE/TIME: MON, 10/2/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract Neutrinos are some of …

Kaleidos: Making Nuclear Power Portable at Radiant Nuclear

September 25, 2023

SPEAKER: Dr. Benjamin R. Betzler Head of Nuclear Engineering at Radiant DATE/TIME: MON, 09/25/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract Increased industry development of nuclear microreactors over …

Radioactive Mice! How We Use the Mouse Model to Study Radiotherapeutics and Decontamination at LBNL

September 18, 2023

SPEAKER: Alexia Cosby, Ph.D. DATE/TIME: MON, 09/18/2023 – 3:00PM TO 4:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Abstract The mouse model is an essential component for validating preclinical research. Here at LBNL, …

Fall 2011 Colloquium

Fall 2011 Colloquium Archive

EM2 and Spinoff Technologies

November 28, 2011

SPEAKER: ROBERT SCHLEICHER DATE/TIME: MON, 11/28/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: EM2 is a helium-cooled fast reactor with a conversion ratio of near unity. It …

Neutron Generators for Active Interrogation Applications in Nuclear Safeguards and Homeland Security

November 21, 2011

SPEAKER: BERNHARD LUDEWIGT DATE/TIME: MON, 11/21/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: The Ion Beam Technology Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is conducting …

Origins, Visions, Plans & Wave Reactors

November 14, 2011

SPEAKER: JOHN GILLELAND DATE/TIME: MON, 11/14/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: The traveling wave reactor concept and its potential benefits will be reviewed. The plan …

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

November 7, 2011

SPEAKER: BRAD SHERRILL DATE/TIME: MON, 11/07/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: A quest of experimental nuclear science is to synthesize atoms made of unusual combinations …

The Attractiveness of Materials in Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles for Various Proliferation and Theft Scenarios

October 31, 2011

SPEAKER: CHARLES BATHKE DATE/TIME: MON, 10/31/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: We must anticipate that the day is approaching when details of nuclear weapons design …

From Nuclear Medicine to Molecular Imaging: A Spectrum of Isotopes and New Molecular Probes

October 24, 2011

SPEAKER: HENRY VANBROCKLIN DATE/TIME: MON, 10/24/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: For nearly 90 years radioisotopes have been applied to image the in vivo biology …

Nuclear Energy and Health

October 17, 2011

SPEAKER: JERRY CUTTLER DATE/TIME: MON, 10/17/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: Energy needs worldwide are expected to increase for the foreseeable future, but fuel supplies …

Precision Beta-Delayed Neutron Spectroscopy Using Trapped Radioactive Ions

October 3, 2011

SPEAKER: NICHOLAS D. SCIELZO DATE/TIME: MON, 10/03/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: Neutrons emitted following the beta decay of fission fragments play an important role …

Gathering the Tools for a Renewed UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology: From Dose to Image to Dose

September 26, 2011

SPEAKER: JEAN POULIOT DATE/TIME: MON, 09/26/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: Radiation therapy, alone or in combination with other modalities, is involved in the treatment …

The Materials Test Station: A Fast Spectrum Irradiation Facility

September 19, 2011

SPEAKER: ERIC PITCHER DATE/TIME: MON, 09/19/2011 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2011 Colloquium Series Abstract: The proposed Materials Test Station, to be built at the Los Alamos Neutron Science …

Fall 2013 Colloquium

Fall 2013 Colloquium Archive

The Nuclear Literacy Project: Creative Solutions to Growing Nuclear Energy

December 9, 2013

SPEAKER: SUZANNE HOBBS BAKER DATE/TIME: MON, 12/09/2013 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2013 Colloquium Series Abstract: The nuclear industry is truly unique in that we primarily trade in invisible …

Toward Adaptive Radiation Therapy: The Role and Validation of Deformable Image Registration

November 25, 2013

SPEAKER: JEAN POULIOT DATE/TIME: MON, 11/25/2013 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2013 Colloquium Series Abstract: Adaptive Radiation Therapy (known as ART) is a closed-loop radiation treatment process where the …

Fall 2014 Colloquium

Fall 2014 Colloquium Archive

The Challenge of Peace: Public Opinion, the Reagan Administration, and the Movement to Freeze the Arms Race

December 8, 2014

SPEAKER: HENRY MAAR PH.D. CANDIDATE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, UCSB DATE/TIME: MON, 12/08/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: This talk explores the  role of public opinion …

Quantifying Uncertainty in Nuclear and Cross Section Data

December 1, 2014

SPEAKER: MORGAN WHITE, PH.D. LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 12/01/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: For the last five years, the nuclear data community …

Advanced Reactors Systems for Sustainable Nuclear Power

November 27, 2014

SPEAKER: MARK DEINERT, PH.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN DATE/TIME: MON, 11/17/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: The …

Superheavy Element Discovery and Chemistry at LLNL

November 24, 2014

SPEAKER: DAWN SHAUGHNESSY, PH.D. DEPUTY DIRECTOR,HEAVY ELEMENT DISCOVERY GROUP, LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/24/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: The heavy element group …

Kinetic analysis of criticality accident in weakly coupled fuel solution system

November 14, 2014

SPEAKER: PROFESSOR TORU OBARA PROFESSOR OF RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR RESEARCH INTO INNOVATIVE NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS (CRINES), TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY …

Safety Countermeasure of Onagawa NPS after the Great East-Japan Earthquake, and the current situation of nuclear power in Japan

November 14, 2014

SPEAKER: AKIYOSHI OBONAI TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/14/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 180 DOE LIBRARY Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: On, March 11, a massive earthquake occurred at 2:46 p.m. …

Systematic Study of a Small, Long-life HTGR Design for Passive-Decay Heat Removal

November 14, 2014

SPEAKER: ODMAA SAMBUU DOCTORAL PROGRAM STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DATE/TIME: FRI, 11/14/2014 – 12:15PM TO 1:00PM LOCATION: 4101 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: Failure to remove …

Lessons Learned from CIRFT Testing Methodology in Applying to High Burn-up Spent Nuclear Fuel Vibration Integrity Study

November 3, 2014

SPEAKER: JOHN JY-AN WANG MATERIALS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, OAK RIDGE, TN DATE/TIME: MON, 11/03/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: A …

The CASL Energy Innovation Hub Development of the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications

October 27, 2014

SPEAKER: JESS C. GEHIN, PH.D. REACTOR TECHNOLOGY R&D INTEGRATION LEAD REACTOR AND NUCLEAR SYSTEMS DIVISION, ORNL DATE/TIME: MON, 10/27/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series Abstract: The …

Passivity; the Enabler of Our Reactive Metals-Based Civilization

October 20, 2014

SPEAKER: DIGBY D. MACDONALD, PH.D. DEPARTMENTS OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY DATE/TIME: MON, 10/20/2014 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2014 Colloquium Series …

Fall 2015 Colloquium

Fall 2015 Colloquium Archive

Nuclear Safety: A Thought for the Future

December 16, 2015

SPEAKER: MAN-SUNG YIM, PHD/SCD PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR AND QUANTUM ENGINEERING KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAIST) DATE/TIME: MON, 12/16/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY …

Muography, a Safe Way of Studying Volcanoes and Nuclear Reactors

December 8, 2015

SPEAKER: CRISTINA CARLOGANU, PH.D. CNRS SENIOR SCIENTIST  LPC CLERMONT FERRAND/ IN2P3 / BLAISE PASCAL UNIVERSITY DATE/TIME: MON, 12/08/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series Abstract: Robust, high …

Evaluating the Impact of Ionizing Radiation with Modeling, Biomarkers and Live Cell Imaging

November 23, 2015

SPEAKER: SYLVAIN V. COSTES, PH.D PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, BIOSCIENCES, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY, CSO AND CO-FOUNDER OF EXOGEN BIOTECHNOLOGY INC. DATE/TIME: MON, 11/23/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium …

California Energy Commission 101

November 16, 2015

SPEAKER: KEVIN BARKER ADVISOR TO CHAIR WEISENMILLER THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION DATE/TIME: MON, 11/16/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series Abstract: The California Energy Commission is the …

Radiation and Cancer : How advanced high energy and nuclear physics help in the fight against cancer

November 9, 2015

SPEAKER: DR. ERIC ABEL SENIOR SCIENTIST, GINZTON TECHNOLOGY CENTER, VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS DATE/TIME: MON, 11/09/2015- 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series Abstract: Cancer is one of the leading …

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

November 2, 2015

SPEAKER: JOHN ABREFAH, PH.D. SENIOR ENGINEER, DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD DATE/TIME: MON, 11/02/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series Abstract: The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board …

Hydrogen Isotope Transport in the Graphite Fuel Elements of Fluoride-Salt Cooled, High-Temperature Nuclear Reactors (FHR)

October 26, 2015

SPEAKER: RALUCA O. SCARLAT, PH.D ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING PHYSICS AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON DATE/TIME: MON, 10/26/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series Abstract: The …

Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

October 23, 2015

SPEAKER: HENRY SOKOLSKI, PH.D EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NONPROLIFERATION POLICY EDUCATION CENTER DATE/TIME: WED, 10/21/2015 – 12:00PM TO 1:00PM LOCATION: 310 SODA HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series Abstract: With the world …

New Data on the Real Costs of Historical Nuclear Power Around the World

October 19, 2015

SPEAKER: JESSICA LOVERING SENIOR ANALYST AT THE BREAKTHROUGH INSTITUTE DATE/TIME: MON, 10/19/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series Abstract: While most studies of nuclear costs focus narrowly …

Rethinking Nuclear: How Can We Change the World’s Cumulative Carbon Emissions Soon Enough?

October 12, 2015

SPEAKER: JOSEPH LASSITER III, PH.D. SENIOR FELLOW, SENATOR JOHN HEINZ PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, RETIRED DATE/TIME: MON, 10/12/2015 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2015 Colloquium Series …

Fall 2016 Colloquium

Fall 2016 Colloquium Archive

Confessions of a Nuclear Physicist

November 21, 2016

SPEAKER: PROFESSOR ERIC C. NORMAN DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/21/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: For the first 25 …

Overview of the Materials and Fuels Complex at the Idaho National Laboratory

November 15, 2016

SPEAKER: JOHN C. WAGNER, PH.D. CHIEF SCIENTIST, MATERIALS AND FUELS COMPLEX IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/15/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: Beginning in the …

Nuclear Security Programs at Sandia National Laboratories

November 7, 2016

SPEAKER: SHERYL HINGORANI SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/07/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: Discussion (4:00 – 5:00pm) Sheryl Hingorani will describe a variety of Nuclear Security Programs underway at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. Sheryl will also discuss opportunities for possible student intern placements. Focus Group (5:00 – 6:30pm) The focus group will be a more intimate open discussion with Sheryl to discuss National Security and the National Labs. Students are encouraged to discuss their thoughts about Nuclear Deterrence as a possible career option. About …

Materials Walk Through Hell (High Temperatures)

October 31, 2016

SPEAKER: KRAMPUS DEMON, SEVENTH GATE, HELL DATE/TIME: MON, 10/31/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: It is Halloween; clowns, villains, demons and devils are on the streets …

Ask Me Anything

October 24, 2016

SPEAKER: PROFESSOR RACHEL SLAYBAUGH DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY DATE/TIME: MON, 10/24/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: Rachel Slaybaugh is an assistant …

Ethics, Risk and Safety: Nuclear Engineering Then and Now

October 17, 2016

SPEAKER: PROFESSOR WILLIAM E. KASTENBERG DANIEL M. TELLEP DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING, EMERITUS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY DATE/TIME: MON, 10/17/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: …

Approaching Forty…

October 10, 2016

SPEAKER: PROFESSOR EDWARD C. MORSE PROFESSOR NUCLEAR ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY DATE/TIME: MON, 10/10/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: Approaching Forty…Years on the faculty …

The Challenges and Rewards of Operating a University Nuclear Reactor

October 3, 2016

SPEAKER: DR. WESLEY FREY FACILITY DIRECTOR, UC DAVIS MCCLELLAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER  DATE/TIME: MON, 10/03/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: The McClellan Nuclear Research Center (MNRC) …

Environmental Resiliency in Nuclear Energy

September 26, 2016

SPEAKER: HARUKO WAINWRIGHT RESEARCH SCIENTIST, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 09/26/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: Environmental concerns pose the biggest challenge for nuclear …

Cyber Security for Nuclear Energy

September 19, 2016

SPEAKER: ROBERT A. BARI SENIOR PHYSICIST, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 09/19/2016 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2016 Colloquium Series Abstract: Cyber threats to high technology systems are growing concerns …

Fall 2017 Colloquium

Fall 2017 Colloquium Archive

Berkeley Nuclear Free Act: Past and Future

December 4, 2017

SPEAKERS: GORDON WOZNIAK ANDREW GREENOP DATE/TIME: MON, 12/04/2017 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium Series Abstract: The Berkeley Nuclear Free Act was passed as a voter initiative in …

Progress in Developing High Dose Radiation Tolerant Ferritic Steels for Nuclear Applications

November 27, 2017

SPEAKER: STUART MALOY TEAM LEADER FOR THE RADIATION SCIENCE TEAM IN MST-8 LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/27/2017 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium Series Abstract: The …

MSR Safeguards Considerations and Challenges

November 20, 2017

SPEAKER: ANDREW WORRALL FUEL CYCLE TECHNOLOGY R&D LEADER, AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF GAIN OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY  DATE/TIME: MON, 11/20/2017 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium Series Abstract: …

Is Nuclear Arms Control Dead?

November 13, 2017

SPEAKER: MICHAEL NACHT THOMAS AND ALISON SCHNEIDER PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC POLICY, GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, UC BERKELEY.  ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR GLOBAL STRATEGIC AFFAIRS (2009-2010, ON LEAVE FROM …

Homogeneity and Isotropy Restoration (HIRE) Theoretic Derivation of Multigroup Transport Equations

November 6, 2017

SPEAKER: NAM ZIN CHO PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF NUCLEAR AND QUANTUM ENGINEERING KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAIST) DATE/TIME: MON, 11/06/2017 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium …

Fukushima Accident, Six years on – How an antimatter physicist reacted to the Fukushima Accident

October 30, 2017

SPEAKER: RYUGO HAYANO EMERITUS PROFESSOR  UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO DATE/TIME: MON, 10/30/2017 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium Series Abstract: I will first discuss briefly why an “antimatter physicist” …

Working with Journalists for Better Reporting on Radiation Incidents

October 23, 2017

SPEAKER: CAROLYN MACKENZIE RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,  ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH & SAFETY DATE/TIME: MON, 10/23/2017 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium Series Abstract: Working with Journalists for Better Reporting …

Transport Methods for Nuclear Nonproliferation Applications: Deterministic Cost Optimization and Monte Carlo Interface Perturbation Theory

October 16, 2017

SPEAKER: BRIAN KIEDROWSKI ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DATE/TIME: MON, 10/16/2017 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium Series Abstract: Two different particle transport methods currently being developed for the Consortium for …

Space Radiation and its Impact on Human Exploration of the Solar System

October 9, 2017

SPEAKER: JACK MILLER, PH.D. GUEST SCIENTIST, MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS AND INTEGRATED BIOIMAGING DIVISION, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY           CONSULTANT, NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER CO-EDITOR FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES IN SPACE RESEARCH DATE/TIME: …

Modeling, Identification, & Fault Diagnostics of Batteries

September 28, 2017

SPEAKER: SCOTT MOURA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | DIRECTOR OF ECAL UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY DATE/TIME: MON, 09/18/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2017 Colloquium Series Abstract: Batteries are ubiquitous. However, today’s …

Fall 2018 Colloquium

Fall 2018 Colloquium Archive

Hadron Therapy–Current Progress and Research Issues

November 26, 2018

SPEAKER: DR. ELEANOR A. BLAKELY LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/26/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: Hadron radiotherapy for cancer treatment with protons or …

Laser-driven Pulsed Neutron Sources as a potential Pool-side Characterization Tool for Nuclear Fuels

November 19, 2018

SPEAKER: SVEN C. VOGEL TECHNICAL STAFF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/19/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: The unique …

Production of the Transplutonium Elements

November 5, 2018

SPEAKER: SUSAN HOGLE NUCLEAR ENGINEER DATE/TIME: MON, 11/05/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract:  The transplutonium elements were discovered beginning in the 1940s and 50s, with …

Nuclear Forensics and What it Can Tell Us about Materials from the Front End of the Uranium Fuel Cycle

October 29, 2018

SPEAKER: NAOMI E. MARKS RESEARCH SCIENTIST DATE/TIME: MON, 10/29/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: Cohosted together with the NSSC The illicit trafficking of radioactive and nuclear …

Quantitative molecular imaging using ionizing radiation

October 22, 2018

SPEAKER: DR. YOUNGHO SEO UC BERKELEY – UCSF DATE/TIME: MON, 10/22/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: Molecular imaging modalities such as SPECT and PET can …

Evolution of the US-India Civilian Nuclear Agreement: Interplay among Science, Policy, Politics and Diplomacy

October 15, 2018

SPEAKER: SATISH V. KULKARNI, PH.D. VIRGINIA TECH DATE/TIME: MON, 10/15/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: Today, the US – India relationship is rooted in shared …

Nuclear energy challenges in Europe and the transmutation promise

October 12, 2018

SPEAKER: DR. CONCETTA FAZIO DEPUTY HEAD OF THE NUCLEAR FUEL SAFETY UNIT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE (JRC) DATE/TIME: FRI, 10/12/2018 – 11:00AM TO 12:00PM LOCATION: 3111 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 …

Creating, Diagnosing, and Controlling High Energy Density Matter with the National Ignition Facility

October 1, 2018

SPEAKER: MARK HERRMANN LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY DATE/TIME: MON, 10/01/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: The National Ignition Facility (NIF), at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, …

ENDF/B-VIII.0

September 24, 2018

SPEAKER: DR. DAVID BROWN SCIENTIST (S4) DATE/TIME: MON, 09/24/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: The Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) released the ENDF/B-VIII.0 evaluated …

The Swelling Equation is a Four Dimensional Animal

September 17, 2018

SPEAKER: MICHAEL FLUSS VISITING SCIENTIST UCB-NE DATE/TIME: MON, 09/17/2018 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Abstract: Nuclear Energy Material Scientists have been searching for the bias driven …

Fall 2019 Colloquium

Fall 2019 Colloquium Archive

The State of the Nuclear Industry

December 9, 2019

SPEAKER: KURT EDSINGER DATE/TIME: MON, 12/09/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: In many ways, nuclear power has never been more needed than right now, …

Plutonium and Uranium from Weapons Testing

November 25, 2019

SPEAKER: Kiel Holliday DATE/TIME: MON, 11/25/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: It’s not immediately intuitive to think of an explosion as a reducing environment. …

Investigating Uranium(VI) Sorption and Mobility in Future Nuclear Waste Repositories

November 18, 2019

SPEAKER: RUTH M. TINNACHER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY DATE/TIME: MON, 11/18/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: Most nuclear waste repository options …

The Future of China’s Nuclear Power Program

November 4, 2019

SPEAKER: MARK HIBBS DATE/TIME: MON, 11/04/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: China today, after three decades of forced development and deployments, is poised to …

How to Deliver the Goods Through Application of Quality Assurance Principles

October 30, 2019

SPEAKER: DAREN JENSEN DATE/TIME: MON, 10/30/2019 – 6:00PM TO 7:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: This colloquium will discuss why it is important to embrace quality …

The Single Volume Camera Project Overview

October 21, 2019

SPEAKER: Melinda Sweeny DATE/TIME: MON, 10/21/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Co-Hosted with NSSC Abstract: The Single Volume Scatter Camera (SVSC) Collaboration is multi-institution effort …

Status of the Versatile Test Reactor program

October 14, 2019

SPEAKER: FLORENT HEIDET Manager, Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems group DATE/TIME: MON, 10/14/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: The Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) program is …

Designing, modeling, and executing experiments at the Annular Core Research Reactor

October 7, 2019

SPEAKER: PERRY CHODASH DATE/TIME: MON, 09/18/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: After a 35-year hiatus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is executing a series of …

Detoxing Nuclear Waste using Molten Salts: Can Nuclear Power be Unchained from Nuclear Proliferation?

September 30, 2019

SPEAKER: SUNGYEOL CHOI Assistant Professor of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) DATE/TIME: MON, 09/30/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium …

“We’ll Get to That Next!” Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Control Room Design

September 23, 2019

SPEAKER: RONALD LAURIDS BORING PHD DATE/TIME: MON, 09/23/2019 – 4:00PM TO 5:00PM LOCATION: 3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Abstract: Staffing and control are crucial considerations in the development and licensing …