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Hosemann Group Enters Bladesmithing Competition

Wednesday, Mar 4th 2015

Professor Hosemann's group has entered a sword in the TMS 2015 Bladesmithing competition. For details on the competition, please see:

As a component of the judging process, the group has made a very entertaining video detailing the process of making the blade.

Good luck in the contest Hosemann Group!


Atomic Insights Write-up of UCBNE Visit

Wednesday, Feb 18th 2015

Rod Adams, writer of the Atomic Insights blog, was the featured colloquium speaker in the Nuclear Engineering Department on February 9, 2015.  While here, Mr. Adams toured several departmental laboratories and facilities and has produced an in-depth article of his experiences during his visit.


UCBNE PB-FHR Featured in the Next Big Future Blog

Wednesday, Feb 18th 2015

The Pebble-Bed Fluoride-Salt-Cooled High-Temperature (PB-FHR) Reactor research program, of which the Peterson Group is a part, has been featured on the Next Big Future blog.  The blog post describes the goals for the project (led by MIT) and details the progress of the program.  The blog post can be read here:


NE Professor Per Peterson to Serve as Executive Associate Dean of COE

Monday, Feb 2nd 2015

The Department of Nuclear Engineering is happy and proud to announce that Professor Per Peterson has been selected to serve the College of Engineering as Executive Associate Dean.


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.