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  • The Joonhong Ahn Award in Nuclear Engineering Excellence: In memory of Professor Joonhong Ahn, we seek to establish an endowed annual award with a monetary prize to be awarded to a student, decided upon by the faculty, based on academic excellence, professional ethics and social responsibility.  Professor Ahn’s career embodied these principles and we hope to honor his commitments to nuclear engineering and community.

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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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  • 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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  • 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

Graduate Student Sandra Bogetic receives Best Paper Award

Friday, Aug 11th 2017

UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Graduate Student, Sandra Bogetic, received the Best Paper Award at the 25th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 25), held July 2-6, 2017 in Shanghai, China. Sandra's paper, entitled “Uncertainty Analysis of the TRU-burning Thorium-fueled RBWR Using Generalized Perturbation Theory" was co-written with Drs. Phil Gorman and Manuele Aufiero and Professors Max Fratoni, Ehud Greenspan, and Jasmina Vujic. Congratulations Sandra!

 


UCBNE Awarded Multiple Grants in 2017 NEUP Award Cycle

Thursday, Jun 29th 2017

NEUP 2017 R&D Award

Fuel Cycle Research and Development:

Methods for Process Monitoring to Accurately Detect and Quantify Material Holdup in Advanced Recycle Facilities- PI: Rachel Slaybaugh, University of California, Berkeley Co-PIs: Per Peterson, Kai Vetter, and Karl van Bibber Estimated funding: 800,000

Reactor Concepts Research Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D):

 


Two UCBNE students receive awards in DOE Innovations Competition

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Nuclear Materials Graduate Student, David Frazer has been awarded 1st place in the DOE Innovations in Nuclear Techology R&D Competition.  He will present his paper, "Degradation of HT9 under simultaneous ion beam irradiation and liquid metal corrosion" at the ANS Winter Meeting this October is Washington, DC.

 


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.