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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

Incoming NE Ph.D. Student Wins Best Poster Award

Friday, Jul 24th 2015

Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Fellow and incoming Fall 2015 UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering graduate student, Daniel Hellfeld, won the JD Williams Best Poster Award at this year’s Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. He recently completed an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University.

 


Professor Edward Morse Discusses Iran Nuclear Accord on Bloomberg TV

Wednesday, Jul 15th 2015

Nuclear Engineering Professor Edward Morse appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the Iran Nuclear Accord.  The interview focused on cyberspying. 

The July 14, 2015 interview can be viewed here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-07-14/iran-nuclear-accord-could-this-mean-more-cyberspying-

 


UCBNE at the Pacific Rim Forum on Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities

Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2015
The Pacific Rim Forum on the “Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities” was the latest in a series of Pacific Rim Forum focused on nuclear enterprise issues around the Pacific Rim. The UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering originated these forums through the Berkeley Nuclear Research Center.

 


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.