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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

UCBNE in the News

Tuesday, Feb 21st 2017

In an interview on Medium, Department of Nuclear Engineering M.Eng. alumnus Kaleb Hatfield discusses the future of fusion energy, nuclear energy as clean energy,  and his work as a Nuclear Engineering at Tri Alpha Energy.

 


Prof. Rachel Slaybaugh Chosen as Breakthrough Senior Fellow

Thursday, Feb 9th 2017

The Breakthrough Institute  has selected Department of Nuclear Engineering professor Rachel Slaybaugh to be a 2017 Senior Fellow.   The Breakthrough Institute is a research institute aiming to bring new ideas to the conversations about energy and the environment as a way to increase the standard of living globally.

 


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?

 

 


Upcoming Events

Strategy for Accelerating Nuclear Innovation: A Discussion on Next Steps
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Banatao Auditorium
Lessons Learned from Disrupting the Civilian Aerospace Industry
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Banatao Auditorium