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  • The Big Give, Berkeley’s 24 hour day-of-giving blitz, is coming up on November 17 – let’s join together and make this a BIG Day for UCBNE.  Your gifts will make a BIG difference for our fantastic students and world-class teaching and research programs.

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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

Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp Featured in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Monday, Jan 9th 2017

The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp and the bootcamp's founder, UCBNE Professor Rachel Slaybaugh are heavily featured in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists lastest issue.  The article, entitled, "Can North America’s advanced nuclear reactor companies help save the planet?" is part of the Bulletin's special issue, Should Nuclear Power Be a Major Part of the World's Response to Climate Change?

 

 


Argonne Selects UCBNE Alum and NIB Alum for New Sustainable Energy Start-up Hub

Tuesday, Dec 20th 2016

12/20/16 - Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a new entrepreneurial start-up hub embedded at Argonna National Laboratory has announced their first cohort of entrepreneurs. CRI aims to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for companies that are innovating sustainable energy and manufacturing.

 


Field Trip to Pacific Steel Casting

Tuesday, Nov 29th 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2017 - The students of Professor Peter Hosemann's NE120 Materials Course took a field trip today to Pacific Steel Casting.  This local steel casting company, established in 1934, specializes in sand casting.  The workers showed the students the process from computer modeling engineering components to the final product. The students witnessed the pouring of stainless steel into molds as well as the quality control, mold fabrication and post-casting heat treatment, as well as  cleaning processes.

 


Upcoming Events

Detailed Modeling of Fission
Ramona Vogt
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2017 Colloquium Series