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Three UCBNE Alumni Receive NSSC Awards

By Delilah Catron | September 15, 2021

Three UCBNE Alumni Receive NSSC Awards September 3rd, 2021 From Left to Right: Hi Vo, Kelly Kmak, Mark Straub Three UCBNE alumni have been awarded the 2021 Nuclear Science and …

Raluca Scarlat awarded the ANS Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award

By Delilah Catron | August 25, 2021

Raluca Scarlat awarded the ANS Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award August 25th, 2021 Professor Raluca Scarlat has been awarded the 2021 American Nuclear Society’s Mary Jane Oestmann Professional …

NE Graduate Austin Lo featured in the Titans of Nuclear Podcast

By Hanna Lorica | August 24, 2021

NE Graduate Austin Lo featured in the Titans of Nuclear Podcast August 23, 2021 Austin Lo was featured in the latest episode of the Titans of Nuclear podcast. After completing …

Secretary of Energy Visits Kairos Power

By Hanna Lorica | August 21, 2021

Secretary of Energy Visits Kairos Power August 21st, 2021 On August 18, Kairos Power welcomed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm and Senator Martin Heinrich at their …

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: National Ignition Facility experiment puts researchers at threshold of fusion ignition

By Hanna Lorica | August 19, 2021

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: National Ignition Facility experiment puts researchers at threshold of fusion ignition August 18, 2021 On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) …

Tennessee Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe Announce Kairos Power to Establish Low-Power Demonstration Reactor ‘HERMES’ in Oak Ridge

By Hanna Lorica | July 17, 2021

Tennessee Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe Announce Kairos Power to Establish Low-Power Demonstration Reactor ‘HERMES’ in Oak Ridge July 17th, 2021 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 16, 2021 – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, …

Haley Williams featured in the latest issue of Frontiers in Energy Research

By Christina Castellanos | July 9, 2021

Haley Williams featured in the latest issue of Frontiers in Energy Research July 1st, 2021

The New Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy is now available online

By Christina Castellanos | July 9, 2021

The New Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy is now available online June 30, 2021 The new encyclopedia of nuclear energy is now available on-line: Congratulations and thankful regards to Ehud Greenspan who …

Professors Scarlat and Fratoni receive U.S. Department of Energy NEUP Grants

By Christina Castellanos | July 9, 2021

Professors Scarlat and Fratoni receive U.S. Department of Energy NEUP Grants June 22, 2021 Probing Speciation of Light Elements in Molten Salts by Electrochemistry, High Temperature Liquid NMR, and NeutronDiffraction …

Professor Raluca Scarlat wins the Society of Hellman Fellows Fund

By Christina Castellanos | May 28, 2021

Professor Raluca Scarlat wins the Society of Hellman Fellows Fund May 28th, 2021 Professor Raluca Scarlat wins the Society of Hellman Fellows Fund with her proposal: “The Relationship between Acidity …

Dan Kammen to hold James and Katherine Lau Distinguished Chair in Sustainability

By Hanna Lorica | May 14, 2021

Professor Dan Kammen to hold the James and Katherine Lau Distinguished Chair in Sustainability May 14th, 2021 Professor Dan Kammen was announced as the James and Katherine Lau Distinguished Chair …

Professor Per Peterson selected to join the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

By Hanna Lorica | April 30, 2021

Professor Per Peterson Selected to Join the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board April 30th, 2021 Professor Per Peterson was invited to be a member of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board …

Christopher Reis’ poster wins 2nd Place at the US-Japan Hawaii Symposium

By Hanna Lorica | April 28, 2021

Christopher Reis’ poster wins 2nd Place at the US-Japan Hawaii Symposium April 27, 2021 First-year graduate student Christopher Reis has won second place for his poster entitled Investigating the limits …

SHERMAN: A UCBNE MEng Capstone Project Now Developed at LANL

By Hanna Lorica | March 14, 2021

SHERMAN: A UCBNE MEng Capstone Project Now Developed at LANL March 12, 2021 A former MEng Capstone project by Jay Lin was published as a paper last year, and now …

ANS Magazine Radwaste Solutions features Lorenzo Vergari’s work

By Hanna Lorica | March 12, 2021

ANS Magazine ‘Radwaste Solutions’ features Lorenzo Vergari’s work March 10, 2021 UCBNE PhD student Lorenzo Vergari’s work is featured in the Spring 2021 Issue of the ANS Magazine ‘Radwaste Solutions.’ …

Professor Max Fratoni awarded the Xenel Distinguished Professorship

By Hanna Lorica | February 22, 2021

Professor Max Fratoni awarded the Xenel Distinguished Professorship February 19, 2021 Professor Max Fratoni was awarded the Xenel Distinguished Professorship to honor his tireless effort for science, education, and service. …

UCBNE Researchers and the search for Dark Matter

By Hanna Lorica | February 15, 2021

UCBNE Researchers and the search for Dark Matter February 12, 2021 UCBNE Professor Karl van Bibber and his group of researchers were featured on campus news for their recent publication …

Berkeley Team take first-ever measurements of Einsteinium

By Hanna Lorica | February 5, 2021

Berkeley Team take first-ever measurements of Einsteinium February 5th, 2021 “Structural and Spectroscopic Characterization of an Einsteinium Complex,” has been published in Nature; A study co-led by Berkeley Lab scientist …

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium wins 5-year NNSA Grant for the third time

By Hanna Lorica | January 27, 2021

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium wins 5-year NNSA Grant for the third time January 27, 2021 We congratulate Professor Vujic, Dr. Goldblum, and those that contributed to the successful …

Kairos Power’s Hermes, one of the Risk Reduction Projects awarded by DOE’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

By Hanna Lorica | January 15, 2021

Kairos Power’s Hermes, one of the Risk Reduction Projects awarded by DOE’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program December 16th, 2020 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the projects to …

Rachel Slaybaugh to Lead Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road

By Christina Castellanos | January 14, 2021

Rachel Slaybaugh to Lead Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road Nuclear engineer and former ARPA-E program director takes the helm at the Lab’s division for entrepreneurial scientists

Berkeley Material Scientists designs recharge able N95 mask

By Hanna Lorica | December 13, 2020

Berkeley Material Scientists designs rechargeable N95 mask December 9th, 2020 The COVID19 Pandemic has exposed the limits of even the most efficient of masks used by first responders. N95 masks, …

Kairos Power Selects Location for Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Test Reactor

By Hanna Lorica | December 13, 2020

Kairos Power Selects Location for Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Test Reactor December 12th, 2020 Kairos Power has announced the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee will be the …

Grey Batie wows at the 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Research Conference (DIRC20)

By Hanna Lorica | December 12, 2020

Grey Batie wows at the 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Research Conference November 13th, 2020 The third annual Diversity & Inclusion Research Conference took place November 12-13, 2020 as a virtual …

Jasmina Vujic: The First Female Chair of a Nuclear Engineering Department

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | November 6, 2020

Jasmine Vujic: The First Female Chair of a Nuclear Engineering Department November 06, 2020 Jasmina Vujic was the first woman to join UC Berkeley’s nuclear engineering faculty in 1992, and …

E.S. Kuh Chair of Engineering: Peter Hosemann

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | September 25, 2020

E.S. Kuh Chair of Engineering: Peter Hosemann September 24th, 2020 Professor and Department Chair Peter Hosemann was announced as the E.S. Kuh Chair of Engineering. This honor is granted to a faculty …

THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY: Interview with Peter Hosemann

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | August 19, 2020

The Future of Nuclear Energy: Interview with Peter Hosemann If you get cancer treatment today, it’s very likely you will get injected with a radioactive substance. That technology is born …

MRS Graduate Student Awards

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | August 19, 2020

MRS Graduate Student Awards Yujun Xie, who is now a postdoctoral fellow at Prof. Peter Hosemann’s group at the University of California at Berkeley and National Center for Electron Microscopy …

DOE- Sponsored Research Addressing Protective Equipment During The Pandemic UCB-NE/LBNL Collaboration

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | August 19, 2020

DOE- Sponsored Research Addressing Protective Equipment During The Pandemic UCB-NE/LBNL Collaboration August 19, 2020 Since March 2020 it became obvious that Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to maintain core …

Is Nuclear Power the Solution to Climate Change?

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | August 14, 2020

Is Nuclear Power the Solution to Climate Change? August 14th, 2020 Paul Dorfman and Staffan Qvist both want to save the climate. But one of them wants to rid the …

Six Nuclear Engineering Faculty Members Receive U.S. Department of Energy NEUP Grants

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | June 18, 2020

Six Nuclear Engineering Faculty Members Receive U.S. Department of Energy NEUP Grants June 18, 2020 NEUP funds nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at U.S. colleges and universities and provides …

Researchers lead federal efforts to improve COVID-19 testing

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | May 21, 2020

Researchers lead federal efforts to improve COVID-19 testing April 22, 2020 The Department of Nuclear Engineering is pleased to announce that one of our very own faculty has been leading …

David T. Attwood Award for ASTES (AS&T Excellence in Service)

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | May 20, 2020

David T. Attwood Award for ASTES (AS&T Excellence in Service) May 8, 2020 Our very own, Marissa Ramirez de Chanlatte, was selected as the recipient for the David T. Attwood …

Bethany Goldblum to receive 2020 James Corones Award

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | April 29, 2020

Bethany Goldblum to Receive 2020 Corones Award April 29, 2020 The Krell Institute has named Bethany Goldblum the recipient of the James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building, and Communication …

Daniel Kammen elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | April 27, 2020

Daniel Kammen elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences April 23, 2020 Nine UC Berkeley faculty members from a wide range of disciplines have been elected to the American …

climate one Podcast, “What’s the Future for Nuclear Power?”

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | April 13, 2020

climate one Podcast, “What’s the Future for Nuclear Power?” April 10th, 2020 Guests Per Peterson, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley Edwin Lyman, Acting Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists …

Jeff Graham Wins Poster Award at the TMS Meeting

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | February 26, 2020

Jeff Graham Wins Poster Award at the TMS Meeting February 25, 2020 The Nuclear Engineering Department is pleased to announce that Jeff Graham, a graduate student in Peter Hosemann’s nuclear …

National Academy of Engineering

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | February 7, 2020

Professor Per Peterson, Elected to the National Academy of Engineering February 07, 2020 The Nuclear Engineering Department would like to recognize our very own Professor Per Peterson on his elected …

Fung Feature: Juhi Nandwani, MEng ’20 (NE)

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | February 7, 2020

Fung Feature: Juhi Nandwani, MEng ’20 (NE) January 24, 2020 One of our MEng students, Juhi Nandwani, MEng’ 20 (NE) was featured on the Fung Institutes website for her work …

Best Paper Awards

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | December 17, 2019

Announcing: The 2019 UC Berkeley’s Nuclear Engineering Department Best Paper Awards December 13, 2019 This past Friday, our department chair Peter Hosemann continues his annual holiday tradition and gave out …

Rebecca Abergel elected as AAAS Fellow

By Hanna Lorica | December 3, 2019

Rebecca Abergel elected as AAAS Fellow December 3, 2019 Our very own Rebecca Abergel has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an …

The Hertz Foundation Fellowship

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | October 2, 2019

Eligibility Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of …

Students make neutrons dance beneath Berkeley campus

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | September 19, 2019

Students make neutrons dance beneath Berkeley campus September 11th, 2018 In an underground vault enclosed by six-foot concrete walls and accessed by a rolling, 25-ton concrete-and-steel door, University of California, …

Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp 2019

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | August 30, 2019

Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp 2019 August 30, 2019 This year the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp took place in Paris (Berkeley has hosted for the past 3 years). However, with the support of the …

Ultra-selective ligand-driven separation of strategic actinides

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | June 5, 2019

Ultra-selective ligand-driven separation of strategic actinides Gauthier J.-P. Deblonde, Abel Ricano & Rebecca J. Abergel Metal ion separations are critical to numerousfields, including nuclear medicine, wasterecycling, space exploration, and fundamental …

Separation Anxiety No More: A Faster Technique to Purify Elements

By Brandon Anguiano-Andrade | June 5, 2019

Separation Anxiety No More: A Faster Technique to Purify Elements June 4, 2019 The actinides – those chemical elements on the bottom row of the periodic table – are used …

Berkeley Students Win Awards at 2019 ANS Conference

By Lydia M. Liu, BA | April 10, 2019

Berkeley Students Win Awards at 2019 ANS Conference Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 Undergraduate students Andrew Dong and Emily Vu won awards for their presentations at the American Nuclear Society Conference …

Visiting Student Markus Alfreider wins 3rd place in Poster Contest

By Lydia M. Liu, BA | April 2, 2019

Visiting Student Markus Alfreider Wins 3rd Place in Poster Contest April 2, 2019 Markus Alfreider is a visiting student from Austria, funded through the Marshall Plan fellowship. He won 3rd …

CSS 2019 Graduate Student Fellowship Announcement

By Lydia M. Liu, BA | March 12, 2019

CCS 2019 Graduate Student Fellowship Announcement March 12, 2019 The Center for Chinese Studies offers annual competitive fellowships for continuing graduate students in Chinese studies. Applications must be received by email by …

Out for Undergrad Application Round One is Open

By Lydia M. Liu, BA | March 11, 2019

Out for Undergrad Application Round One is Open March 11th, 2019 If you’re not familiar with Out for Undergrad (O4U) or the O4U Engineering Conference, you can learn more about it on …