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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

NSSC Awarded Additional $25M NNSA Grant for Nuclear Science and Security Research

Friday, Feb 5th 2016

UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Professor Jasmina Vujic is the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Director.

 


Give Big to UCBNE in the Big Give

Wednesday, Nov 18th 2015

 


UCBNE Professor Eric Norman Recognized by Breakthrough Prize

Tuesday, Nov 10th 2015

UCBNE Professor Eric Norman is a member of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment team (who were also recognized as laureates this year by the Breakthrough Institute) led by Prof.

 


Upcoming Events

Low-dose Radiation: A Problem or a Solution?
Mohan Doss, Ph.D., MCCPM
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2016 Colloquium Series