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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 Peterson Profiled

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

NE Professor Per Peterson was profiled on the UC Berkeley Research webpage.  The article, by Wallace Ravven, details the work Professor Peterson's TH Lab does with molten salt reactors and also highlights Professor Peterson's involvement with the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Water-Energy Technologies (CERC-WET).

 


Professor Daniel Kammen Appointed as U.S. Science Envoy

Monday, Apr 4th 2016

Professor Daniel Kammen, a Department of Nuclear Engineering Joint faculty member, has been appointed as one of five U.S. Science Envoys by the US State Department.  The U.S.

 


NanoFab Multibeam Ion Microscope Ready for Business

Monday, Apr 4th 2016

The NSF-funded multibeam Zeiss Orion NanoFab ion microscope (He+, Ne+, Ga+) in QB3-Berkeley's Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center is now ready for full-community access.  Nuclear Engineering Professor Peter Hosemann is a PI on the NSF grant.

 


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.