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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 Engineering Mystery: Is it Seaborg's Plutonium?

Thursday, Jan 15th 2015

Prof. Eric (Rick) Norman's nuclear forensics work on a sample with a label claiming to be the "first plutonium sample large enough to be weighed" has been featured in an article in the Scientific American and in a blog post on the Physics Central Physics Buzz Blog. The sample was found several years ago in a barrel headed for radioactive waste disposal. Phil Broughton of UC Berkeley's EHS rescued the sample, and Prof.

 


Registration Open For Nuclear Science Teachers' Workshop

Wednesday, Jan 7th 2015

Seeing Radiation:  Nuclear Science Experiments

A Teacher Workshop for Science Educators: Grades 9-12

Friday, March 13, 2015 8:00am-5:00pm

 


New Book: Reflections on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Edited by Professor Ahn

Wednesday, Dec 3rd 2014

Springer has just published Reflections on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, a book edited by our own Professor Joonhong Ahn.  The book can be downloaded from Springer's website: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-12090-4/page/1

 

 


Upcoming Events

CASL Status, Plans, and Challenges
Dr. Douglas Kothe
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2015 Colloquium Series
Consortium for Verification Technology
Dr. Sara Pozzi
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2015 Colloquium Series
Instigating a Nuclear Cost Culture
Rodney M. Adams, M.S.
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2015 Colloquium Series