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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.


Registration Open For Nuclear Science Teachers' Workshop

Wednesday, Jan 7th 2015

Seeing Radiation:  Nuclear Science Experiments

A Teacher Workshop for Science Educators: Grades 9-12

Friday, March 13, 2015 8:00am-5:00pm


New Book: Reflections on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Edited by Professor Ahn

Wednesday, Dec 3rd 2014

Springer has just published Reflections on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, a book edited by our own Professor Joonhong Ahn.  The book can be downloaded from Springer's website: