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Bethany L. Goldblum, Ph.D.

Associate Research Engineer
2150 Shattuck Ave, Ste 230
Berkeley, CA 94704
Additional Affiliation: 

Executive Director, Nuclear Science & Security Consortium (NSSC)

Founder and Director, Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG)

Group Leader, Bay Area Neutron Group (BANG)


Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

M.Sc., Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

B.S., Chemistry, Fort Lewis College, 2002

B.A., Mathematics, Fort Lewis College, 2002

Teaching and Research: 

Bethany L. Goldblum is an Associate Research Engineer in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Founder and Director of the Nuclear Policy Working Group, an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students focused on developing policy solutions to strengthen global nuclear security. She also serves as Executive Director of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, a multi-institution initiative established by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration to conduct research and development supporting the nation’s nonproliferation mission while expanding the talent pipeline. Goldblum is Director of the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Bootcamp and leads the Bay Area Neutron Group, a research team focused on applied nuclear physics for nuclear security applications with activities in nuclear reactions physics, neutron detection, scintillator characterization, and nuclear weapons policy. Goldblum maintains active collaborations with the United States Department of Energy national laboratories and is an affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories. 

Honors and Awards: 
  • Project on Nuclear Issues Mid-Career Cadre (2016)
  • American Physical Society Woman Physicist of the Month Award (2014)
  • Clare Boothe Luce Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2008)
Selected Publications: