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

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.).

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  • 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.

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2018 M.Eng. Capstone Pitch Videos Available for Viewing

Friday, Apr 20th 2018

Integrating Nuclear Renewable Energy Sources

Team: Joseph Lee, Adria Peterkin, and Pedro Vicente

Advisor: Massimiliano Fratoni

An Overdue Change for Medical Isotopes

Team: Kelsae Adame, Grace Bailey, Alex Clithero, Morgan Fox, Han Lee, Josh McCumber, Mitchell Sinclair, Josh Rothman

Advisors: Karl van Bibber and Lee Bernstein

 


UCBNE MEng Student, Kelsae Adame, takes 3rd place in Grad Slam

Thursday, Apr 5th 2018

UCBNE MEng student, Kelsae Adame, was awarded third place in The UC Berkeley Grad Slam Competition for her presentation entitled, "An Overdue Change for Medical Radioisotope Production."   You can read more about Kelsae's work here.

 


Two NE grad students are competing in the Grad Slam Graduate Student Competition

Thursday, Mar 15th 2018
 
 
Kelsae Adame, M.Eng. student with her presentation "An Overdue Change for Medical Radioisotope Production"

 


Upcoming Events

Microstructure and mechanical properties of tungsten neutron irradiated with a mixed energy spectrum
Xunxiang Hu
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2018 Colloquium Series