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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

In Memoriam: Professor Joonhong Ahn

Wednesday, Jun 22nd 2016

Joonhong Ahn, Ph.D.

1958 - 2016

Our dear friend and colleague, Professor Joonhong Ahn, died in Japan on Sunday, June 19; private services were held on Tuesday, June 21.  Since his diagnosis of advanced liver cancer in April, 2015, and throughout his treatment regimen, he maintained a relentless pace of work in service to the profession, the department and his students.  

 


UCBNE Alums Attend DOE/NRC Workshop

Monday, Jun 20th 2016

Three UCBNE Alumni attended the second DOE/NRC workshop on Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on June 7-8, 2016.  This second workshop will focus on strategies for advanced non-light water reactor development and deployment, and advanced non-light water reactor fuel development, licensing, and qualification.

 


Professor Rachel Slaybaugh to Speak at SXSW Eco

Wednesday, Jun 15th 2016

Department of Nuclear Engineering Professor Rachel Slaybaugh will speak at the South by Southwest Eco conference October 10-12 in Austin, TX.  Professor Slaybaugh will be on a panel entitled "Exploring the Advanced Nuclear Ecosystem

 


Upcoming Events

The Department of Nuclear Engineering regularly hosts lectures and colloquia from academic and industry professionals. Past colloquia can be found within the Colloquium Archive.

Stay tuned for future event announcements.