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  • BigGive 2018 is March 8, 2018.  Support the Department of Nuclear Engineering in the 24-hour fundraising blitz!


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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.).


  • 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

NE MEng Team Wins Award for Best MEng Video

Thursday, May 17th 2018

The Berkeley MEng Capstone Showcase was held this year on May 2nd and May 4th at The Fung Institute. 

The Nuclear Engineering MEng group presented their promotional video, called "Sanatomics: An Overdue Change for Medical Isotopes."

It won the Alumni Award for the Best Promotional Video. This award is given to the team that produces the most creative, intellectually-rich, and engaging video. Winners are chosen by an MEng Alumni Judging Panel. Congratulations, team!


NE Grads Joanna Szornel and Kathy Shield Lead Demos During the 8th Annual Nuclear Science Day for Scouts

Thursday, May 17th 2018

Joanna Szornel (left) and Kathy Shield (right) leading demonstrations for the scouts.

OMay 5, the Lab welcomed more than 200 Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from all over the Bay Area for its eighth annual Nuclear Science Day for Scouts.


UCBNE MEng Graduate Students/Student Veterans Joshua McCumber and Joshua Rothman Interviewed by The Fung Institute

Thursday, Apr 26th 2018

From the article on 

"The UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program boasts a diverse cohort of students hailing from all different backgrounds, and among these are a handful of students who have previously served in the US military. These student veterans have gained impressive experience in a variety of engineering field prior to coming to study at Berkeley, and we thank them for their service to the United States. 


Upcoming Events

The Department of Nuclear Engineering regularly hosts lectures and colloquia from academic and industry professionals. Past colloquia can be found within the Colloquium Archive.

Stay tuned for future event announcements.