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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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Latest News

Congressman Jerry McNerney Visits UCBNE

Wednesday, Sep 20th 2017

On Friday, September 15, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA, 9th District) visited the Department of Nuclear at the University of California, Berkeley and toured our research laboratories.  Representative McNerney is a co-sponsor of the Advanced Nuclear Technologies Development Act of 2017.

 


Professor Rachel Slaybaugh Joins ARPA-E

Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017

On September 1, 2017,  Professor Rachel Slaybaugh of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California Berkeley, began a three-year, half-time assignment as a Program Director with ARPA-E, where she will develop, launch and manage high-impact programs in clean energy, building on her previous experience with the Agency: 

 


Kai Vetter's Group Awarded DTRA Grant

Wednesday, Aug 23rd 2017

Professor Kai Vetter's group has been awarded a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) grant.  The proposal, "New Concepts for Mobile Radiation Detection and Mapping Systems", will receive three years of funding.  

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Upcoming Events

Potential of Cognitive Computing for National Security Missions
Dr. David R. Farley
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2017 Colloquium Series