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Nuclear Engineering Mystery: Is it Seaborg's Plutonium?

Thursday, Jan 15th 2015

Prof. Eric (Rick) Norman's nuclear forensics work on a sample with a label claiming to be the "first plutonium sample large enough to be weighed" has been featured in an article in the Scientific American and in a blog post on the Physics Central Physics Buzz Blog. The sample was found several years ago in a barrel headed for radioactive waste disposal. Phil Broughton of UC Berkeley's EHS rescued the sample, and Prof.


Registration Open For Nuclear Science Teachers' Workshop

Wednesday, Jan 7th 2015

Seeing Radiation:  Nuclear Science Experiments

A Teacher Workshop for Science Educators: Grades 9-12

Friday, March 13, 2015 8:00am-5:00pm


New Book: Reflections on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Edited by Professor Ahn

Wednesday, Dec 3rd 2014

Springer has just published Reflections on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, a book edited by our own Professor Joonhong Ahn.  The book can be downloaded from Springer's website:



NE Student Hi Vo Wins First Place Poster at the 2014 ANS Winter Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 25th 2014

UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering undergraduate student Hi Vo won Best Undergraduate Research poster at the 2014 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Anaheim, CA in November.  Hi's winning poster is entitled "The Development of Microcompression Testing at Elevated Temperatures".  Congratulations Hi!


Peter Hosemann appointed to Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Materials

Friday, Nov 7th 2014

Prof Peter Hosemann was appointed as member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Materials (an Elsevier Journal) in November 2014.

In this function, Prof Hosemann is dedicated to maintain the quality of the journal while providing insight to specific scientific topics for the Editors, and which will help grow the Journal's community.