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Risk, Safety, and Large-Scale Systems Analysis

Overview

This area of study is devoted to the development of methods and models and the acquisition of empirical data for assessing the impacts of large-scale technological systems on public health and safety, and the environment. Basic research includes the development of deterministic models and the experimental data to support them, probabilistic methods and models and optimization methods. An initial focus is on Generation IV nuclear energy systems, which integrates the nuclear fuel cycle in terms of high-level radioactive waste disposal, nuclear reactor safety, overall fuel cycle analysis and economics, and safeguards and security.


Faculty

Faculty with research focus in this area:

Professor
William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed Chair
Email: 
peterson@nuc.berkeley.edu
Office: 
4167 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-643-7749