Making Sense of Nuclear Infrastructure Risks in Ukraine

3105 Etcheverry Hall 3105 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, CA, United States

Jake Hecla PhD candidate in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley Abstract: The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the first war in which nuclear powerplants and waste management areas have been a major focus of military conflict. In this presentation, we will go over the nuclear infrastructure existing in Ukraine, and

Applying chemical biology to expand the range of actionable targets for nuclear medicine applications

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Dr. Michael Evans Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF Bio: Michael Evans, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. He is a chemical biologist with an interest in biomarker discovery with proteomics, nuclear medicine, theranostics, and molecular imaging. Dr.

APT study of radiation-induced segregation ferritic/martensitic steels after irradiation with high-energy protons and spallation neutrons

3105 Etcheverry Hall 3105 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, CA, United States

Yong Dai Laboratory for Nuclear Materials, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland Abstract: Ferritic/martensitic (FM) and ODS steels have been extensively studied in various fission and fusion material R&D projects around the world. These steels are also candidate structural materials for high power spallation targets. Over the past two decades, a large number FM and ODS steels

Emerging Applications in Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

3105 Etcheverry Hall 3105 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, CA, United States

Manyalibo J. Matthews, Ph.D. Division Leader, Materials Science Division Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Abstract: The demanding and ever-evolving missions of the Department of Energy call for increased responsiveness to the mission 'pull' while staying on the cutting edge of scientific advancements and anticipating programmatic needs through a technological 'push.' In this talk I will give

Online monitoring capabilities for harsh environments

3105 Etcheverry Hall 3105 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, CA, United States

Shirmir D. Branch Chemist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Abstract: The application of online monitoring to harsh environments, such as nuclear waste streams or molten salt reactors, presents the potential to enhance fundamental processes while significantly reducing operation cost, risk, and time. Optical spectroscopy as an online monitoring tool serves as a rapid, non- destructive method

The SPARC Toroidal Field Model Coil and the high-field path to fusion energy

Zach Hartwig The Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering Abstract: Recent advances in high field superconducting magnet technology have opened a pathway to achieving fusion energy on accelerated timescales that could enable fusion to play a role in combating global climate change. This talk will give an overview

Multi-scale multi-physics requirements for space reactors

3105 Etcheverry Hall 3105 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, CA, United States

Vedant K. Mehta, Ph.D. R&D Engineer Abstract: Next-gen small nuclear reactors or microreactors are gaining significant attention due to their utilization extending to civilian, military, and space applications. A few of the unique features that distinguish these reactors from current fleet of commercial power plant reactors is their use of high-assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel, newer

Long-lived radionuclides from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, and consequences for Pacific ecosystems and seafood consumers

3105 Etcheverry Hall 3105 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, CA, United States

Nicholas Fisher Distinguished Professor School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York Abstract: After the Fukushima accident in March 2011, marine organisms, seawater and sediment were contaminated with both 134Cs and 137Cs that was released into coastal waters. We analyzed radionuclides in Pacific biota, including plankton, diverse invertebrates, and pelagic

Safe Enough? The History of Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Nuclear Safety.

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Thomas Wellock Historian Abstract: Since the dawn of the Atomic Age, nuclear experts have confronted a deceptively simple question: When is a reactor "safe enough" to adequately protect the public? And, for 70 years, they have pursued a deceptively simple answer that quantified the probability of a major reactor accident. In his presentation, Tom Wellock

Multi-scale modeling of Radiation Therapy – Bridging the gap from Physics to Biology

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Jan Schuemann, Ph.D. (he/him/his) Associate Professor Associate Director of Physics Research Head of the Multi-scale Monte-Carlo Modeling Lab Abstract: Modeling approaches offer a strong tool to understand mechanisms of complex processes, allowing us to probe correlations that are not accessible with experimental techniques. My lab uses the Monte Carlo method to investigate the effects of radiation

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