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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.).


  • 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. 


  • 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.


Latest News

Berkeley ANS wins awards at the 2019 ANS Conference

Wednesday, Apr 10th 2019

Undergraduate students Andrew Dong and Emily Vu won awards for their presentations at the American Nuclear Society Conference this past week, April 4-6, held in Richmond, Virginia.
Andrew Dong was awarded Best Presentation in Materials Science and Technology. While Emily Vu took home Best Presentation in Mathematics and Computation.

See here for the full list of award winners.

Great job Andrew and Emily, you make us proud!


Leoben and Berkeley collaboration project wins TMS 2019 Poster Award

Wednesday, Apr 3rd 2019

Markus Alfreider, Peter Hosemann, and Daniel Kiener's presentation “Tuning the Mechanical Behaviour of Nanocrystalline Austenitic Steel by Proton Irradiation” wins Third place in the Mechanical Behavior Related to Interface Physics III division at the 148th Annual TMS Meeting and Exhibition in San Antonio Texas this past March. This work is a collaboration between Leoben and Berkeley.

Congratulations and thank you for representing Leoben and Cal well!


NE Faculty Rebecca Abergel and BioActinide group highlighted in C&EN

Thursday, Mar 28th 2019

NE faculty Rebecca Abergel and her BioActinide group were recently highlighted in an article on Chemical and Engineering News. To read the article, please click here:


Upcoming Events

21st Century Nuclear Energy
Dr. Todd Allen
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Spring 2019 Colloquium Series
Enhancing Nuclear Plant Economics and Safety through Online Monitoring and Prognostics
Dr. Jamie Coble
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Spring 2019 Colloquium Series