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UCBNE at the Pacific Rim Forum on Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities

Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2015
The Pacific Rim Forum on the “Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities” was the latest in a series of Pacific Rim Forum focused on nuclear enterprise issues around the Pacific Rim. The UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering originated these forums through the Berkeley Nuclear Research Center.


Professor Kai Vetter Receives the ANS Presidential Citation

Monday, Jun 8th 2015

Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Professor Kai Vetter was awarded a Presidential Citation today at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.  Professor Vetter received this award for "his exceptional commitment and dedication to advancing nuclear science and technology, and outreach to the community to analyze and explain the impact of nuclear on the environment.


NE Faculty to Receive NEUP Research and Development Awards

Monday, Jun 8th 2015

The Department of Nuclear Engineering has received several Research and Development awards from the Nuclear Engineering University Program (NEUP) of the the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Fuel Cycle Research and Development

Peter Hosemann, PI: Developing a macro-scale SiC-cladding behavior model based on localized mechanical and
thermal property evaluation on pre- and post-irradiation SiC-SiC composites

Reactor Concepts Research Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D)


Professor Digby Macdonald to be Awarded Olin Palladium Award

Wednesday, Jun 3rd 2015

Nuclear Engineering/Materials Sciences and Engineering professor Digby Macdonald will be awarded the ECS Olin Palladium Award at the 228th Electrochemistry and Corrosion Science (ECS) Society meeting in Phoenix, AZ in October 2015.  The Olin Palladium Award is presented to a recipient with a distinguished career in the field of electrochemical or corrosion science with "contributions to the fundamental understanding of all types of electrochemical and corr


Professor Rachel Slaybaugh to Serve As Senior Fellow at BIDS

Tuesday, Jun 2nd 2015

Nuclear Engineering Professor Rachel Slaybaugh has been invited to serve as a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS).  BIDS was founded in 2013 to build a community of UC Berkeley data science researchers which represents a number of diverse research fields.  The Institute has established six working groups to address important topics relevant to data-intensive research.  More information on BIDS can be found on their website: