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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

Nils Haneklaus Wins Award for Best Presentation at ANS Student Conference

Monday, Apr 27th 2015

UCBNE Graduate Student Nils Haneklaus received an award for Best Presentation in the Material Science and Technology Category at the ANS Student Conference in April hosted by Texas A&M.  Nils' award winning presentation was entitled "Diffusion Bonding of 316 SS Tube-to-Tube Sheet Joints for Coiled Tube Gas Heaters"

 

Congratulations Nils!

 


UCBNE Materials Team Wins TMS Bladesmithing Competition

Monday, Apr 27th 2015

The UCBNE Bladesmithing Team (from Professor Peter Hosemann's Materials Group) took home the prize for "Best Example of a Traditional Blade Process or Ore Smelting Technique" at the March 2015 TMS Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

 


Peter Hosemann Receives Two Awards at the 2015 TMS Meeting

Monday, Apr 27th 2015

Professor Peter Hosemann was presented two awards at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) meeting on March 17, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

 


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.