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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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  • 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

NE Grad Student Emily Frame wins best poster award at Phoenix Leader Education Program

Friday, Feb 2nd 2018

Department of Nuclear Engineering Graduate student Emily Frame received the "Best Poster" award for her poster entitled, "Radiation and Radiation Detection: From Responding to Radiation Disasters to Saving Rhinos" at the 7th International Symposium of the Phoenix Leader Education Program for Renaissance from Radiation Disaster.

 


Dr. Bethany Goldblum on Nuclear Public Policy

Tuesday, Jan 23rd 2018

Dr. Bethany Goldblum, Executive Director of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium,  has been featured in an article on the Berkeley Engineering website.  Dr. Goldblum discusses her work in policy and nuclear threats.  Dr.

 


Graduate Student Kathy Shield receives Congressional Honor

Wednesday, Jan 17th 2018

Department of Nuclear Engineering Graduate Student, Kathy Shield, along with Physics Graduate Student Vetri Velan, was honored by Representative Barbara Lee on January 13, 2018.  The two graduate students were recognized in the official Congressional Record for their work in developing a calculator to assess the effect of proposed tax changes on their salaries.  The calc

 


Upcoming Events

Full-core Reactor Analysis using Monte Carlo: Challenges and Progress
Paul Romano
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2018 Colloquium