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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

Peter Hosemann to Receive Two Awards at the 2015 TMS Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 29th 2014

Professor Peter Hosemann will be presented two awards at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) meeting on March 17, 2015.

2015 AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award - This award recognizes a young person in the broad fields of metallurgy and materials science for exceptional promise of a successful career..

 


Peter Hosemann Wins Top Reviewer Award

Wednesday, Oct 29th 2014

Professor Peter Hosemann received an award for exceptional contribution to the quality of the Journal of Nuclear Materials and was rated the top reviewer in 2013.  The award was presented to Professor Hosemann on October 27 at NuMat 2014: The Nuclear Materials Conference in Clearwater, Florida.

In the photo (from left to right) P. Hosemann, C. Guéneau (CEA, Award winner for best paper in J. Nucl. Mat.) L. Mansur (Editor of J. Nucl. Mat)

 


High Flux Neutron Generator Commissioning

Thursday, Oct 23rd 2014

This summer, the High Flux Neutron Generator (HFNG) was completed, installed and entered into commissioning phase in the NE Department nuclear laboratory.  Designed and constructed under NSF funding, the HFNG is a plasma-based source, producing 2.45 MeV neutrons from DD fusion.

 


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.