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  • The Joonhong Ahn Award in Nuclear Engineering Excellence: In memory of Professor Joonhong Ahn, we seek to establish an endowed annual award with a monetary prize to be awarded to a student, decided upon by the faculty, based on academic excellence, professional ethics and social responsibility.  Professor Ahn’s career embodied these principles and we hope to honor his commitments to nuclear engineering and community.

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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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  • One of Prof. Per Peterson's research foci on nuclear thermal hydraulics is Mark 1 Pebble-Bed FHR (Mk1 PB-FHR). The pre-conceptual design is the latest in a series of studies to explore potential designs for fluoride salt cooled, high temperature reactors. 

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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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Latest News

Professor Peter Hosemann Elected as Chair of NSUF User Organization

Tuesday, Nov 21st 2017

Associate Professor Peter Hosemann was elected to be chair for the Nuclear Science User Facility (NSUF) User Organization. In that role he will be the liaison between the NSUF users and facilitiies and the NSUF management.

 


Grad Student Margo Batie award 1st Place for Presentation at NSBP Conference

Tuesday, Nov 14th 2017

Nuclear Engineering Graduate Student, Margo Batie, has been awarded first place in the Student Oral Presentations category at the National Society of Black Physicists 2017 National Conference, November 3-5, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.  Margo's presentation was entitled, "Room Temperature Fetal Magnetocardiography Using Optically Pumped Magnetometers".

Congratulations Margo!  

 


Graduate Student Daniel Hellfeld receives Awards at IEEE/NSS Conference

Tuesday, Oct 31st 2017

Nuclear Engineering Graduate Student, Daniel Hellfeld was awarded 3rd place in the student presentation category for his talk, "Omnidirectional 3D Gamma-ray Imaging with a Free-moving Spherical Active Coded Aperture" at the IEEE/NSS Conference, held October 21-28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 


Upcoming Events

Progress in Developing High Dose Radiation Tolerant Ferritic Steels for Nuclear Applications
Stuart Maloy
Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2017 Colloquium Series
Berkeley Nuclear Free Act: Past and Future
Gordon Wozniak, Andrew Greenop
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2017 Colloquium Series