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New Equipment Installed in the Nuclear Materials Laboratory

Wednesday, Oct 14th 2015

The Department of Nuclear Engineering has installed some very exciting new equipment this month.  First, a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), equipped with a Back Scatter Electron detector (BSE) and Environmental (E-SEM) mode, and later, the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) from GE-Tec was installed in the SEM turning the standard SEM into an AFSEM allowing for novel correlative microscopy studies.


Professor Rick Norman's Talk on Neutrinos

Monday, Oct 12th 2015

NE Professor Rick Norman gave a talk on Friday, October 9 to the NE Department entitled, "Nobel Prize in Physics 2015: Neutrinos Change Their Stripes".  Professor Norman discussed the discoveries that merited the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics and his role in the SNO project.  The slides for his talk are attached below.


The Passing of Professor Stanley Prussin

Friday, Sep 18th 2015

It is with extraordinary sadness that we announce the death of Professor Stanley Gerald Prussin.  He died at home in Kensington, California on August 20, 2015 after a lengthy illness.


NE Professor Lee Bernstein Receives Three Awards

Friday, Aug 28th 2015

Dr. Lee Bernstein, a Nuclear Engineering Department Adjunct Professor and LLNL employee, has been awarded a record THREE awards from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.


Professor Slaybaugh Quoted in The Scientist

Monday, Aug 10th 2015

Nuclear Engineering Professor Rachel Slaybaugh was quoted in an August 1, 2015 article in The Scientist.   The article, entitled "Get With the Program: DIY tips for adding coding to your analysis arsenal", provided tips and suggestions for introducing data analysis tools into research.   Professor Slaybaugh pointed out the importance of using version-controlled software and documenting code.  The full article can be read here: